This page is for reference only. Please visit the main policy webpage for the most up-to-date information.
On Thursday 31 January 2013 the Council submitted two draft policies to be included in the Core Strategy to the Secretary of State for examination. These policies related to resisting the loss of public houses and other facilities which make life local, and one relating to character and use.
On 12 July the Council received the Inspector's report which confirms that the two planning policies put forward by the Council have been found sound subject to some amendments suggested by the Council. These are for the protection of public houses and other uses which make life local, and for the use of a property to be assessed as to whether it contributes to the character of a conservation area. The Inspector's covering letter and report are below:
Inspector's covering letter [PDF] (file size 119Kb)
Inspector's report [PDF] (file size 350Kb)
The following documents which had been submitted as part of the Regulation requirements and evidence base are still available to read.