Emerging Local Plan Evidence Base


In addition to the documents on this website other relevant documents such as the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG), which are available nationally, and other Policy and County Council documents can form part of the evidence base.

Icon for pdf Green Belt Development Options Appraisal - Post Preferred Green Belt Options Consultation (Nov 2017) [8.14MB]
Icon for pdf Post Preferred Green Belt Development Options Appraisal with Addendum [8.14MB]

The evidence base is sub-divided into the most relevant topic areas below.

Where documents are to be added these documents are also identified; please note for these documents the indicative titles shown may differ to the title of the document when published.

Superseded Documents

Some evidence base documents have been superseded by subsequent documents, superseded documents are retained here.



Duty to Co-Operate


Duty to Co-Operate Specific to Slough Borough Council





Housing and Economic Development Needs Assessment (HEDNA)


Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA)




Other Housing Documents


Green Belt

Green Belt Exceptional Circumstances Report


Strategic Role of the  Metropolitan Green Belt

Green Belt Assessment Part Two

Green Belt Development Options Appraisal

Review of Settlements within the Green Belt

Inner Green Belt Review

Green Belt Assessment Part One





Retail and Town Centres


Gypsy, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople






Viability Evidence




Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) Current Update

River Management Plans and Strategies

Other Flooding Documents and Strategies


Heritage and Townscape

Heritage Strategy

Townscape Character Studies

Other Heritage/Townscape Documents





Open Space, Recreation and Landscape

Chiltern's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

Burnham Beeches

Green Infrastructure



Open Space and Recreation Study





The Icon for pdf Transport Topic Paper May 2019 [2.08MB] explains the different types and stages of transport modelling undertaken for the Local Plan.

High Speed Two (HS2)

Transport Modelling

Area Specific Studies and Strategies

Parking Standards


Equalities Impact Assessment 


Consultation Documents

Green Belt Preferred Options Consultation (October to December 2016)

Initial (Regulation 18) Consultation (January to March 2016)

Call for Sites (January 2015)