Background policy evidence
We collect evidence through case studies and also use data gathered by other bodies to inform our planning policy making processes. Evidence is continually gathered in key areas with some documents updated regularly and others only when required.
The evidence documents are listed below under the key areas that need to be considered in planning policy making. The documents listed under each area will help you understand how policies have been influenced and shaped:
Forest Heath Local Plan background evidence
Paragraph 158 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) states that, 'Each local planning authority should ensure that the Local Plan is based on adequate, up-to-date and relevant evidence about the economic, social and environmental characteristics and prospects of the area'.
We have used a number of documents/methods based on research and evidence to help inform and develop the April 2016 Forest Heath Core Strategy Single Issue Review (SIR) Preferred Option and the Site Allocations Local Plan (SALP) Preferred Options document.
This report sets out the key evidence that has been used, with a short summary of the purpose and description of content. The evidence base documents referred to in this report can be read the Forest Heath Local Plan Background Evidence page (updated March 2017)
|Joint West Suffolk||Forest Heath||St Edmundsbury|
|District profile - (Datashine:Census) or (Suffolk Observatory)||Forest Heath Settlement Profiles 2016||Bury St Edmunds Vision 2031 infrastructure delivery plan January 2014|
|Haverhill Vision 2031 infrastructure delivery plan January 2014|
|Rural Vision 2031 infrastructure delivery plan January 2014 - to follow|
|Site Submissions (St Edmundsbury) Vision 2031|
|St Edmundsbury Prince's Foundation Vision 2031 final report 2011|
|St Edmundsbury core strategy infrastructure delivery plan April2010|
Our planning policies are also underpinned by national planning policy produced by central government.