Core Strategy (DPD 1) - Current Stage
DPD 1 - Core Strategy Adoption
It also sets out the key policies against which all planning applications will be assessed, and our core policies on matters such as transport, retail, employment, open space, minerals and the protection and enhancement of the natural and historic environment, including conservation areas.
The Core Strategy is supplemented at the local level by saved policies from the 1994 Borough Local Plan. These will, however, be replaced by other Development Plan Documents in the pipeline including the Development Management DPD and the Southend Central Area Action Plan.
The Core Strategy was formerly adopted by full Council on 13th December 2007 and is made up of the following documents:
The Core Strategy will be reviewed in due course to ensure that the policies are up to date and conform to the national planning policies contained in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). Further details for the timetable for this process can be found in the Local Development Scheme.
The evidence base used to prepare the Core Strategy can be viewed here
Plan Preparation Process
The Core Strategy was adopted after undergoing a number of different plan preparation and consultation stages which were
Core Strategy Inspectors Report which is dated 4th October 2007 see attached word document
Core Strategy Submission Document which is dated 31st August 2006 see attached word document
Core Strategy Preferred Options Document which was consulted on between 27th July 2005 and 16th September 2005 see attached word document
Core Strategy Issues and Options Document which was consulted on between 20th January 2005 and 16th March 2005 see attached word document