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Policy information notes

Published in 2020 and updated in 2021 providing background information on policy topics.

Policy 1: Plan-led approach to sustainable development - PDF (192Kb)

Policy 2: Climate emergency - PDF (204Kb)

Policy 3: Nature crisis - PDF (497Kb)

Policy 4: Human rights and equality - PDF (332Kb)

Policy 5: Community wealth building - PDF (194Kb)

Policy 6: Design, quality and place - PDF (191Kb)

Policy 7: Local living - PDF (240Kb)

Policy 8: Infrastructure First - PDF (238Kb)

Policy 9: Quality homes - PDF (199Kb)

Policy 10: Sustainable transport - PDF (242Kb)

Policy 11: Heat and cooling - PDF (196Kb)

Policy 12: Blue and green infrastructure, play and sport - PDF (198Kb)

Policy 13: Flooding - PDF (239Kb)

Policy 14 and 15: Lifelong health, wellbeing and safety - PDF (203Kb)​

Policy 16: Business and Employment - PDF (196Kb)

Policy 17: Tourism - PDF (192Kb)

Policy 18: Culture and creativity - PDF (194Kb)

Policy 19: Green energy - PDF (194Kb)

Policy 20: Zero Waste - PDF (244Kb)

Policy 21: Aquaculture - PDF (235Kb)

Policy 22: Minerals - PDF (240Kb)

Policy 23: Digital Infrastructure - PDF (192Kb)

Policies 24 to 27: City, town, commercial and local centres - PDF (198Kb)

Policy 28: Historic Assets and Places - PDF (197Kb)

Policy 29: Urban edges and the green belt - PDF (239Kb)

Policy 30: Vacant and Derelict Land - PDF (195Kb)

Policy 31: Rural places - PDF (242Kb)

Policy 32: Natural Places - PDF (242Kb)

Policy 33: Peat and carbon rich soils - PDF (240Kb)

Policy 34: Trees, woodland and forestry - PDF (236Kb)

Policy 35: Coasts - PDF (236Kb)

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Last Updated: 20 Dec 2022