The borough’s core strategy was adopted in 2011 and is the main document in the planning framework. It sets out a plan for the future development of the borough in the period 2011 to 2026. Its role is to provide a delivery strategy to deal with particular challenges and problems that have been identified as being of local importance.
The core strategy co-ordinates the delivery of development and accompanying infrastructure. It is a key borough planning document where big decisions have been made in order to deliver a high quality of life in the most sustainable way possible. Its role is to set out what sort of changes we need to plan for, where they should take place, when they should happen and how they will be delivered. Importantly, given the current economic climate, it also addresses the ‘what if’ scenario should development and infrastructure delivery fail to come forward as predicted.
You can read the full document here: Core Strategy.