Development Plan Documents Set out our planning policies as a local authority and are independently examined by planning inspectors. Core Strategy Our main Development Plan Document. It is used in deciding planning applications and guiding development in the borough up until 2027. Neighbourhood planning Allows local communities to shape development where they live, work or visit. Supplementary Planning Documents These provide more detail to the policies in the Development Plan Documents. Sustainability appraisals Sustainability appraisals ensure our policies reflect sustainable development objectives. Evidence base reports Studies and reports that form the evidence to support the current Development Plan, especially the Core Strategy. Local Development Scheme Sets out the planning documents that we intend to produce for the Local Plan Statement of Community Involvement Sets out our approach to engaging with the community, community organisations and statutory bodies in policy production and consulting on planning applications Duty to cooperate Our approach to cooperating with other local planning authorities and public organisations to maximise the effectiveness of policies and plan making. Authority Monitoring Report Reviews our progress against the timetable in the Local Development Scheme and tracks progress of development activity Brownfield land register Our register of 'previously developed' sites which are available and potentially suitable for housing.