Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028

Sustainable Development

1.12 The principles of 'sustainable development' are central to the planning system. A common definition of sustainable development is "development that meets the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs"[1]. The NPPF (paras 11-16) sets out what is meant by the “presumption in favour of sustainable development” and recommends that Policies in the Local Plan should follow this presumption.

1. World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987 [back]