5.0 Borough wide policies
This Core Strategy Publication Document contains a number of policies that will be applied across the Borough.
Defines the two major developed sites which are already subject to significant development and the policy for protecting and maintaining the Green Belt.
Sets out how areas with special environmental designations will be protected.
Sets out how the SPA will be protected.
Sets out how the Council will determine planning applications to ensure new development is located in areas of low flood risk.
The amount, broad locations and density of new housing development that will be delivered.
Sets out the mix of dwelling types and sizes needed to meet local needs and to create sustainable and balanced communities.
Sets out the thresholds and percentage of affordable units which will be required on new development sites.
Sets out how the Council will meet the specific accommodation needs of older people and other vulnerable groups.
Sets out how the Council will ensure the provision of sufficient suitable sites for the Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople community.
Sets out how the Council will ensure that there is an appropriate quantity and range of employment land in the Borough to enable the local economy to function efficiently and contribute to the region's long-term competitiveness.
Ensures that the necessary social, physical and green infrastructure is put in place to support the level of growth proposed and to serve Borough residents.
Sets out how the Council will provide new, and protect existing, facilities and open space.
Sets out how the Council will work with partners to provide a sustainable transport system which connects people to jobs, services and community facilities.
Explains how the Council will work with its partners to provide an accessible and sustainable social and community infrastructure to support growth in the Borough.
Sets out how the Council will ensure that new development respects and enhances the character of the Borough and the protection of buildings of heritage significance.
Provides guidance on how new development should make a positive contribution to its environment and strengthen the character and distinct identity of the area.
Sets out the requirements for new development to ensure that it reduces energy use, reduces emissions and promotes the use of renewable energy.
Focuses on the development of new renewable and low carbon energy generation.
Sets out the requirements for new development to ensure that it brings positive benefits in terms of protecting the character of the local area.