This Draft Plan shows our currently preferred locations for the additional growth needed to 2038 (approximately 7,840 additional homes). The responses to this consultation will help in deciding what changes need to be made before the final plan is published. Sites for around 36,500 homes are already identified in existing local plans or have planning permission.
This is 82% of the sites needed for the period to 2038 (in total for around 44,300 homes). Far more sites were submitted for us to consider than are needed. This means that some of the sites submitted have been identified as ‘reasonable alternative sites’ while many were considered ‘unreasonable’.