The Core Strategy is the principal planning document that sets out the vision, spatial strategy and core policies that are used for shaping future development in the Borough up to 2026.
As the government has withdrawn the Code for Sustainable Homes and removed consideration for energy requirements from national policy and guidance, no weight can be given to matters set out in the first paragraph of Core Strategy Policy CS27 'Sustainable Buildings'. There is also no longer a need to complete a Climate Neutral Checklist.
See development contributions: affordable housing for updated information regarding Core Strategy Policy CS21: Affordable Housing.
The planning policy map shows allocations and designations arising from policies in the Core Strategy.
When planning permission is required, the proposed development will need to comply with national policy and guidance as well as local policies. The policies each applicant will need to consider will depend on the location, type and size of development. See GOV.UK: National Planning Policy Framework for national policy and GOV.UK: Planning practice guidance for details on the policies set out in the National Planning Policy Framework.
Supporting documents: Core Strategy 2011