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Core Strategy

What is it?

The Core Strategy is the most important document in new |Elmbridge Local Plan. It sets out a long-term vision, spatial strategy and core policies for shaping the Borough's development up to 2026 and is key to the delivery of the |Elmbridge Sustainable Community Strategy.

When did it come into effect?

The Core Strategy was adopted by the Council on 20 July 2011. The Core Strategy should be read alongside the Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS) conformity statement until such time as the RSS is removed from the development plan.

Is it compatible with national planning policy?

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was published in March 2012. The documents below include a self-assessment of the Core Strategy's compatibility with the NPPF and details of the impact of the NPPF on cross references to previous national planning policy made within the Core Strategy.

What about the saved policies in the local plan?

Appendix 4 of the Core Strategy sets out the Saved Local Plan policies that will be replaced by policies within the Core Strategy. The remaining saved policies of the local plan will continue to provide the detailed policy framework for the borough, until such a time as they are replaced by other documents being produced as part of the new |Elmbridge Local Plan.

Supporting documents

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