Core Strategy

The Core Strategy is a statutory development plan document and is part of the Local Plan.

What does it do?

The Core Strategy(pdf, 3725KB), adopted on 21 April 2009, is a policy document which determines the future development of the borough over the next 15 years. The Strategy outlines the:

  • Vision
  • Spatial strategy.
  • 20 core planning policies on topics such as climate change, housing, employment and retailing.

Key documents



Updated: 23 July 2019