What evidence have you based your decisions on?

We have undertaken a wide range of evidence gathering, including evidence on housing need, economic growth, flood risk, caravans and houseboats needs, environmental assessments, green infrastructure, a power study, a water cycle study and a development viability study. We have asked for views from a variety of consultees on the suitability of sites proposed to us and have had meetings and workshops with stakeholders including transport, water, electricity, health and  education providers, as well as developers.

A sustainability appraisal and equalities impact assessment are important parts of plan production, and these are published alongside the Draft Plan for comment. This evidence base will be added to as the local plan progresses, as well as including the results of the consultation.