The current County Development Plan 2016-2022 is underpinned by these overarching considerations.

6-Year-PlanThe new Plan will follow from previous 6-year County Development Plans which have set the foundations for existing development and development currently under construction within the County.

 The current County Development Plan has set in place a strong foundation which has guided and facilitated the delivery of new housing, employment, community facilities and open space areas throughout the County while also striving towards the protection and enhancement of the existing built and natural environment. The new plan must therefore develop and further enhance this progress over its 2022 – 2028 six-year life cycle while also setting in place the key steps which will direct, connect and shape the future development of the County up to 2040.