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::

Sustainability Appraisal, although not strictly evidence informs the development of the policies and can be viewed here, together with the Habitats Regulation Assessment.

The Annual Authority Monitoring Reports and 5 Year Housing Land Supply reports are also available for download.

Evidence used to prepare the Core Strategy has been archived and is available to view here.