The Preferred Options consultation ran from 1 June 2012 to 3 August 2012 and was about where new developments should be located to best address the important issues; what infrastructure is required and what type of new developments we should expect.


The Preferred Options has been prepared, and is supported, by a range of reports, all of which form the Evidence Base. This includes:

In addition we would like to highlight some of the most recent documents published, more technical reports can be found on our Evidence Base page:

Sustainability Appraisal

The Preferred Options has been prepared alongside an early version of the Sustainability Appraisal (SA).

Consultation Reports and audit

The Report of Public Consultation was prepared in two stages. Part 1 summarises representations on issues that were addressed in the Revised Development Strategy only. Part 2 summarised representations on issues that were addressed in the Publication Draft. These are available below. In advance of the Report of Public Consultation the Council commissioned an independent review to verify the consultation analysis process. The results are also below.

All representations are available to view on the LDP Consultation System.