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What is the Strategy Document?

The Strategy Document is the overall planning policy document for the East Riding. It includes a vision and a number of objectives for the area, setting out how we would like the East Riding to look in 2029. It sets out how much housing, retail and employment land is required to meet the area's needs, as well as identifying key areas for protecting.

What is the Strategy Document? 

The Strategy Document is the overall planning policy document for the East Riding. It includes a vision and a number of objectives for the area, setting out how we would like the East Riding to look in 2029.

Importantly, the Strategy Document forms part of the Development Plan for the East Riding - that means it is the starting point for making decisions on planning applications.

The Strategy Document includes:

  • a spatial strategy setting out those settlements where development will occur and how much development is planned for. It also identifies significant areas of growth in the larger settlements;
  • core planning policies on a number of important issues relating to housing, economic development, transport, the built and natural environment and community infrastructure.

The Strategy Document was adopted by the Council at its meeting on 6 April 2016.

Strategy Document - Adopted April 2016 (pdf 8.1mb opens in new window)

Strategy Document - Adoption Statement April 2016 (pdf 95kb opens in new window)

Strategy Document - SEA Adoption Statement April 2016 (pdf 117kb opens in new window)

Hard copies of the Strategy Document are available to view in the customer service centresand main libraries.

The Strategy Document forms a key part of the East Riding Local Plan and sets the framework for other documents such as the Allocations Document, which identifies specific sites for development. In addition, the policies set out in the Strategy Document are represented on the Policies Map. An insert map for each settlement is available to view on the Policies Map page. 

How was the Strategy Document prepared?

 

The Strategy Document was prepared having regard to national planning policies, a local evidence base and comments from local communities, businesses and other stakeholders. It went through a number of stages during its preparation:

  • Issues and Options – Complete 2008
  • Preferred Approach – Complete 2010
  • Further Consultation - Complete November-December 2011
  • Draft Strategy - Complete February - April 2013
  • Proposed Major Changes - Complete 2013
  • Proposed Submission – Complete March 2014 
  • Submission – April 2014
  • Independent Examination – Complete October-November 2014
  • Modifications consultation - March - May 2015
  • Inspector's report - January 2016
  • Adoption –April 2016

 

Can I view previous consultations for the Strategy Document?

Yes. The consultation documents, together with comments and officer responses are available to view on the Strategy Document preparation page.

Last Updated: Wednesday, 19 April 2017