It is essential that up-to-date, robust and comprehensive evidence can inform preparation of the Council's emerging Local Development Plan and assist when determining planning applications.
The below studies have been completed since adoption of the existing Local Plan (2005). Several studies have been produced for the Council by specialist consultants and some undertaken in partnership with other local authorities.
These are listed under the following themes, recognising that certain document will overlap across themes: Borough Profile; Economy and Employment; Environment; Housing and Demography; Infrastructure; Leisure and Recreation; Retail and Town Centre; Site Assessment; Transport; and Viability.
More information and appendices can be viewed in the Council's Document Library.