New investment in is needed to continue the improvement in the quality of the borough's environment. We are involved in major programmes with a wide range of partners and play a leading role in physical regeneration. We encourage beneficial development in a number of ways.
The Replacement Unitary Development Plan provides businesses and developers with clear guidelines on where new development will be allowed and ensures that sufficient land is available in the right places.
The emerging Core Strategy, within the Local Development Framework, will provide the new Planning Policy framework for the borough.
Promoting beneficial new development
We provide development guidance on:
Conservation and protection
We conserve and protect the best of our heritage:
Regeneration programmes, town centres and grant aid
We have an excellent track record and significant successes in winning funding for physical regeneration. As these funds change frequently and are usually only available for a limited period in a given area, it is worth asking us whether your project idea could benefit from special grants of this type.
Our current priorities include:
We provide advice and guidance on:
We also provide community grant aid: