New Local Plan Evidence Base and Supporting Documents

The evidence base underpinning the review of the Local Plan can be found below.  Additional items of evidence will be added as and when they arise.

The existing evidence consists of:





Employment and Economy




Green Belt

  • Green Belt Assessment - 2017: This report was produced by consultants ARUP and assesses how areas of Green Belt land in the Borough are performing against Green Belt purposes.

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.


Other pieces of evidence that the Council is producing or updating include:

The documents will be published on these pages once completed.