Helping to shape the preparation of the new Local Plan is Government policy and guidance. As new policies have emerged we have responded to Government consultations in an effort to help shape the Government's approach to the benefit of our communities and environment. Our responses to key Government consultations are shown below.
During the preparation of the new Local Plan we have also sought clarification from the Government on key planning issues such as housing numbers and the approach to the Green Belt. Correspondence with the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) are also shown below.