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Issues and Options

The first stage in the process of preparing a new Local Plan was the publication of an Issues and Options document. A six-week consultation on this document ran from 2 May to 12 June 2017.

The Issues and Options document set out our initial thoughts about what a new Local Plan should contain and the issues it should address. It also set out a number of possible options for where and how the future growth of the borough might be located.

We have carefully considered all the responses and representations received through the public consultation and prepared a Consultation Statement.

This Statement provides an overview of the Issues and Options consultation. It describes who and how we have consulted and what consultation materials we used. The Statement also provides a summary of the comments we received and responses to those comments, updated to explain how they were taken into account in preparing the Draft Local Plan.

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