Planning policy and proposals need to be based on a proper understanding of the place they relate to; if they are to be relevant, realistic and address local issues effectively.
Neighbourhood plans need to be based on robust information and analysis of the local area – this will make up a sound evidence base to work from.
Starting with a current review of existing evidence and information:
Current Local Plan
Conservation Area Appraisals and Statutory Lists
Environmental protection designations
Plans from other public bodies or statutory undertakers
Followed by identifying additional evidence in the following areas:
Since 2012 evidence has been gathered by 8 Topic Groups to assist in the process of developing a Neighbourhood Plan.
The following pages give detailed evidence, by topic, in which each draft topic paper has been produced.
All information stored here is relevant to the process of producing a neighbourhood plan and may be now replaced by a more recent document.