Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) & where to go for vaccinations

Maintaining the safety of everyone in the district is our top priority and we're working with our partner organisations to closely monitor developments.

Information about how we're responding and the latest guidance

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

Open Spaces and Sports Provision

The Council is updating the evidence base on sports facilities and open spaces across the Borough and has commissioned Knight Kavanagh & Page (KKP) to carry out this work. This will be made up of three elements; a Playing Pitch Strategy, and Indoor Built Facilities and an Open Space Study. Please look out for further information, including an online survey, coming soon.

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


Statement of Community Involvement

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Evidence used to prepare the Core Strategy has been archived and is available to view here.