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Core Strategy and Development Management Policies

The Core Strategy and Development Management Policies Development Plan Document (CS&DMP DPD) sets out the key policies that will be used to determine the location, amount, type and timing of new development within the Borough in the period up to 2028.

The Council adopted the Core Strategy on 1st February 2012 and it now forms part of the Development Plan for the Borough.

The Council submitted the Core Strategy to the Secretary of State in October 2010. An independent Inspector considered the soundness of this document at a public hearing in February 2011 and at a resumed hearing in November 2011. The Inspectors Report was received on 4th January 2012 and subject to some changes found the Core Strategy to be sound. The full Inspectors Report can be seen on the Examination page.

Policies Map 2012

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