Proposed Submission Core Strategy
Core strategy final consultation - consultation closed
We have undertaken the final publication stage of our core strategy, the main document that will shape how the district will develop up until 2027.
Please be aware this consultation is much more formal than the previous consultations on the strategy and follows a prescribed format set out by the Planning Inspectorate.
How to make a comment
The consultation is now closed.
The closing date for the consultation was 4.30pm Friday 21 January 2011.
The next stage of the process is that we will log and process all of the representations we have received before the closing date and submit these to the Planning Inspectorate along with our core strategy.
View the consultation documents
Although the consultation has now closed. You can still view the consultation documents.
Firstly, you can access the Core Strategy, Sustainability Appraisal, Non Technical Summary, Appropriate Assessment and Guidance Note by following the links below:
Support for you
Call our helpline on:
01491 823 823
We have created a consultation guidance note, available from the quick links to the right. If you are unfamiliar with this process, we advise you to look at the guidance note first before commenting as we can only accept comments sent on the correct form, following the correct process.
You can find further information on our evidence page, which may help you with what you want to say.
The cost of purchasing a copy of the core strategy is as per our scale of charges.
General information about the 'Tests of Soundness'
All comments need to fall under criteria set out by the Planning Inspectorate. We’ve explained this in more detail in the consultation guidance note and on the helpline, but briefly these are as follows:
Legal compliance – generally this is about how we prepared our strategy
Justified – Ensuring that our strategy is based on robust and credible evidence
Effective – Can our policies and proposals actually happen, essentially are they deliverable and capable of being monitored
Consistent – our strategy must be consistent with national policy – unless there is a fully justified local need, which can be proven by evidence. (See our response to the emerging changes above)
Remember the consultation closed at 4.30pm Friday 21 January 2011 precisely.
Last reviewed: 09 - 02 - 2012