The Preferred Strategy sets out the overall direction proposed for the replacement Local Development Plan. It sets out the Plan’s vision, issues and objectives, preferred level of growth and spatial strategy and provides the strategic framework for more detailed policies. Nineteen Strategic Policies and five General Policies are proposed.
The Preferred Strategy, including the Key Diagram consultation ran between 17 December 2018 and 4 February 2019.
The Preferred Strategy is the first formal publication in the LDP process and follows from previous consultation on Strategic Options and the ‘Call for Sites’ for inclusion within the replacement Local Development Plan. An Easy Read Version of the Preferred Strategy is available.
The Preferred Strategy is published alongside the following documents -
What happens next?
All responses will be considered by the Authority and the Authority will set out how comments have been taken into account for the Preferred Strategy.
A new schedule of Candidate Sites will also be published, along with the Authority’s initial assessment of them as part of an updated Candidate Sites Register.