The first stage in the new Local Plan process was to ask what you think are the important issues and challenges facing local communities today, and how you would like to see your local area and the district change in the future to address those issues.

Public consultation ran between 18 March and 15 July 2011. During this time we spoke to many people at drop in sessions and public meetings around the district.


Sustainability Appraisal

As part of the consultation we also prepared a more detailed report (4MB, PDF) explaining how the Council will ensure that the New Local Plan contributes towards delivering sustainable development, and including background technical information explaining the key issues and scenarios within the paper.

Individual parts of the report are available to download.