From 16 November 2022 to 11 January 2023, we asked local people and others for the views on our new Local Plan.
The new Local Plan covers the period up to 2040. As we’re committed to protecting the Green Belt (covering 93% of the District), we are not considering any Green Belt release at this stage. The new plan proposes most new developments should be constructed within existing built up areas.
The plan includes proposals for new homes, protecting business space and supporting our high streets and new facilities such as schools, health centres and transport. It also aims to protect the District’s character and environment.
Responses are now being reviewed and an update will be presented to our Development and Conservation Advisory Committee later this year.