The Core Strategy Development Plan Document is no longer part of the development plan for the District. It was replaced by a new Local Plan on 21st April 2015.
The Core Strategy was adopted by the Council on 20th October 2009. Production of the document involved numerous stages of option testing and consultation, followed by formal Examination by an independent Planning Inspector appointed by Government. The Planning Inspector concluded that the Core Strategy was 'sound' subject to a number of changes. The key stages of production are listed below, and details of documents and consultation results can be viewed by clicking on the links.