Preferred Option

The Preferred Option sets out for the first time the complete Core Strategy, including the detailed wording of policies and proposals, and the allocation of key sites across the District for development over the next twenty years.

A copy of the Core Strategy Preferred Option document can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Earlier parts of the process explored possible opportunities and options for growth and change, and a wealth of information has been gathered ranging from technical studies and reports (see evidence base), to feedback from stakeholders and the community.

Consultation on the Preferred Option concluded on 3 July 2009.

All the comments sent into the Council on the Preferred Option document have been loaded onto our website. You can view a copy of the comments by clicking on the link below, however please be aware that due to the sheer volume of comments received, the site may take some time to load; your patience is appreciated.

You can view the comments sent to us on the Preferred Option.

Officers have reported the results of the public consultation for the Preferred Option to the Cabinet (LDF) Committee.