The Green Belt Assessment was produced by consultants ARUP and assesses how areas of Green Belt land in the Borough are performing against Green Belt purposes as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
Please note: The assessment is not a policy or decision-making document that proposes any release of Green Belt land but is an important part of the Council's evidence base.
The Council is looking to undertake a Green Belt Assessment Stage 2 which will be a more spatially focussed piece of work to better understand the performance of smaller sub-areas against the Green Belt purposes, and their context within the Green Belt as a whole. The intention of this more refined and focussed assessment is to supplement the findings of the Stage 1 assessment and to ensure that the Council has made every effort to identify appropriate land to meet development needs.
The Green Belt Assessment Stage 2 will complement the existing evidence base and inform the development of the Preferred Options stage of the Local Plan.
Green Belt Assessment Report (Stage 1): Methodology and Assessment
Green Belt Assessment (Stage 1):
Green Belt Assessment (Stage 1): Annex Report 2 - Local Area Assessment Pro-formas