LDF - Core Strategy Development Plan Document (DPD)

Adoption of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document (DPD)

The Core Strategy DPD was formally adopted following approval at Full Council on 18 May 2012.

The Core Strategy, part of the Local Development Framework (LDF), sets out a spatial vision for the area, and key strategic objectives and strategic policies for development. It covers a range of topics, such as the economic well-being of the borough, Green Belt and flood risk areas and transport choices.

It is Informed by issues raised through consultation and the Council's overall approach as set out in the Borough Strategy.

A separate Waste Core Strategy has been prepared with Barnsley and Rotherham (known as the Joint Waste Plan).

The council has now begun work on a Local Plan, this is the next generation of plan and will replace the current saved UDP policies and LDF documents (including the Core Strategy).


Copies of the adopted Core Strategy DPD (plus information relating to the adoption of the document) are available to view or download below:

Adopted Core Strategy (low res)
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This is a complete copy of the Core Strategy - however this has a low resolution to enable easy download, as such some of the maps may not be very clear, to view these please access the appropriate higher resolution sections below.

Adopted Core Strategy (higher resolution):

Chapters 1 and 2 (includes Contents and Introduction):

Adopted Core Strategy - Part 1
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Chapters 3-5:

Adopted Core Strategy - Part 2
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Chapter 6:

Adopted Core Strategy - Part 3
Download (4.8MB)

Chapters 7 and 8, Glossary and Appendices:

Adopted Core Strategy - Part 4
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Adoption Statement
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Sustainability Appraisal Adoption Statement
Download (37KB)
Inspector's Report
Download (183KB)

Sustainability Appraisal:

The main report and non-technical summary are publication versions updated for submission. The main report explains how the SA process has been carried out and contains the indicators and key information from the Scoping Report, therefore the separate earlier iterations of the SA Reports and Scoping Report are not included in this list.

Sustainability Appraisal Non-Technical Summary
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Sustainability Main Report
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SA Appendices
Download (587KB)
SA Annexes 1 and 2
Download (464KB)
SA Annex 3
Download (704KB)
Habitats Regulation Assessment
Download (513KB)

Further information:

For further information about planning policy please see Our Plans.


Last updated: 30 November 2021 16:12:16