Planning Policy Evidence Base

Planning services

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.



Consultation Documents

Duty to Co-Operate


Equalities Impact Assessment


Green Belt

Gypsy, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople


Housing and Economic Development Needs Assessment (HEDNA)

Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA)

Heritage and Townscape


Open Space, Recreation and Landscape

Other Housing Documents

Retail and Town Centres





Superseded Documents

Some evidence base documents have been superseded by subsequent documents, superseded documents are retained here.


Previous Local Plan Consultations

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]