This background paper supports policies HOU/1 'Meeting the Housing Need', HOU/3 'Phasing Housing Development' and EMP/2 'New B1, B2 and B8 Employment Development' and supports section 5 of the LDP, 'Implementing and Monitoring Framework.
Its purpose is to provide further evidence and justification for the phasing of housing and employment sites between 2007 and 2022.
The National Policy guidelines have, where applicable, been reflected in policies within the LDP in order to distribute development sites most appropriately through the Plan Area, and over the course of the Plan period. In particular, Spatial Objective SO1 aims to focus development on the most appropriate sites, with greatest accessibility to infrastructure and local amenity; including making efficient use of PDL wherever possible. SO3 and SO4 aim to provide land for residential and employment use.