Local Development Plan Main Issues Report

* Consultation now closed *Main Issues Report

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

Chapter 1

  • Foreward
  • Introduction to the Local Development Plan (LDP)

Chapter 2

  • What is the Main Issues Report (MIR)

Chapter 3

  • 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

Chapter 4

  • Key Policy Theme - protecting, conserving and enhancing our outstanding environment together

Chapter 5

  • Key Policy Theme - Strengthening our communities together

Chapter 6

  • Key Policy Theme - Creating a sustainable and growing economy together

Chapter 7

  • Key Policy Theme - Maximising our resources and reducing consumption

Chapter 8

  • Improving our connectivity and our infrastructure together

Chapter 9

  • Alternative settlement strategies

Chapter 10

  • Spatial plans - major changes

Chapter 11

  • 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

Other Documents

Main Issues Report Monitoring Statement

Main Issues Report - Strategic Environmental Assessment

Main Issues Report Public Advert

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