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Allocations Plan

The Allocations Plan proposes areas and sites around the borough to build or develop on up to 2028. It also details possible uses for each of the sites. Our Allocations Plan is currently in draft form.

How can I view the first draft of the Allocations Plan?

You can view a first draft of possible locations for the Allocations Plan, including maps.

View the draft Allocation Plan locations and maps​

Will brownfield sites be used for developments?

Yes, the Allocations Plan promotes the use of brownfield sites as main areas to develop on. We want to focus on developing more on underused land and buildings rather than our green spaces.

We've identified a number of new brownfield sites in the borough which can be used for new developments, particularly housing.

What's the next step for producing the Allocations Plan?

We're currently reviewing all your feedback and comments from the consultation we held in 2018. We'll then make some amendments to the plan, if necessary.

We'll publish another version of the plan and run another consultation so we can hear your thoughts on the updated version.

What is an Allocations Plan?

The Allocations Plan is also known as the Allocations Plan Development Plan Documents. It proposes detailed planning policies, area designations and site allocations for specific types of developments up to 2028. It also identifies sites to deliver new homes and employment land required in the borough.

It provides details needed to demonstrate how the spatial vision, strategic objectives and scale of growth outlined in the Core Strategy will be delivered. The Allocations Plan will support our Core Strategy and together will replace the Unitary Development Plan documents from our previous Local Plan.

What's included in the Allocations Plan?

The Allocations Plan includes the following:

  • Sites for new housing and employment developments
  • Designated employment areas
  • Proposals for new transport infrastructure
  • Town, District and Local Centre boundaries and primary and secondary shop frontages
  • The green infrastructure network and associated designations
  • Protected open land
  • Other sites and designations appropriate for the borough 


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