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Local Plan - Core Strategy

What is the Core Strategy?

The Core Strategy is a key document in the Local Plan, which provides the strategic planning framework for the County’s future development needs up to 2031.  A range of policies sets out how these needs can be met whilst at the same time achieving social and environmental objectives.

The Core Strategy policies will eventually replace most Unitary Development Plan policies, against which current planning applications are determined

Submission of the Core Strategy

The Council submitted the Local Plan Core Strategy to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government  under Regulation 22 of The Town and County Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, on 23 September 2014 for independent examination.

You can find key submitted documents on the page:

A full list of documents sent to the Inspectorate at submission stage is available on our Examination page.

For further information, please contact 01432 383357 or

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