September 2009 - April 2010: Developing and consulting on draft housing and employment targets

During the autumn and winter of 2010, work was focused on developing housing and employment targets based around the then Regional Spatial Strategy proposals.

This work drew in a range of demographic, economic, land supply and constraint based data to develop various options. These options were appraised through the Sustainability Appraisal process with a proposed draft level of provision then being presented to Scrutiny Board in December 2009. The draft proposals were then consulted upon in the period up until March 2010 with town and parish councils.

During the same period an update of the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment was undertaken.