The Core Strategy and Development Management Policies set out the vision and strategy for development in the district to 2027. This document forms part of the formal Development Plan for the district and is used in the determination of planning applications.
The Core Strategy and Development Management Policies were developed alongside a process of sustainability appraisal.
The Core Strategy and Development Management Policies were also subject to assessment under the Habitats Regulations, often referred to as Appropriate Assessment (AA), links to which can be found below:
For information on the development of the Core Strategy, please see Core Strategy background.