The Main Issues Report represents the first formal stage of the new Local Development Plan (LDP) that will eventually replace the current Structure Plan and Local Plan. You can read or download the full version of the report here, or you can also dip into the individual chapters of the report using the links below.
Main Issues Report - Contents
- Introduction to the Local Development Plan (LDP)
- What is the Main Issues Report (MIR)
- What are the challenges and opportunities we face?
- The context the Local Development Plan needs to operate in
- The vision and key objectives for the Local Development Plan
- Key Policy Theme - protecting, conserving and enhancing our outstanding environment together
- Key Policy Theme - Strengthening our communities together
- Key Policy Theme - Creating a sustainable and growing economy together
- Key Policy Theme - Maximising our resources and reducing consumption
- Improving our connectivity and our infrastructure together
- Alternative settlement strategies
- Spatial plans - major changes
- Our collective main issues and questions
Appendix A - Assessment of Sites included in the Main Issues Report
Appendix B - Supplementary Guidance
Appendix C - Review of current Development Plan Policies
Appendix D - Summary of main issues / questions
You can also view the Main Issues Report together with interactive mapping by using the Online Local Development Plan application.
For help with using the Online Local Development Plan please see our Quick Start Guide, or read the more comprehensive Online Local Development Plan User Guide.