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Evidence base

Government guidance requires the policies in Local Plans to be based upon sound evidence. The Council has commissioned a number of evidence base documents to inform the preparation of the Local Plan. These documents are being published to provide transparency about the factual basis on which the Local Plan will be prepared.  The evidence base is listed below:



Natural Environment

Built Environment

Retail, Town Centre and Leisure



Further documents listed below, although not strictly evidence, informs the development of the policies and site allocations of the emerging Local Plan:

Other relevant information

Built Environment



The Statement of Community Involvement has been approved at the Council meeting on Wednesday 27 February 2019.


Evidence used to prepare the Core Strategy has been archived and is available to view here.