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2. Core Strategy and Core Strategy Review
The Core Strategy was formally adopted by the Council on 3 July 2014.
The Core Strategy set the strategic vision for the borough to 2027. It:
- Sets out the level of growth to take place across the borough between 2012 and 2027;
- Details broadly where this growth should be, and how it will be delivered sustainably.
The adoption of the Core Strategy followed a formal examination process conducted by an independent Inspector. The Core Strategy Inspector’s Report is available to download here.
Core Strategy Review
In accordance with Regulation 10A of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended), the Council completed a review of the Core Strategy in June 2019.
The review looked comprehensively at each policy considering relevant evidence and information, as well as compliance with national policy and guidance. It was undertaken in accordance with the relevant legislation, national policy requirements, and national planning guidance.
The overall conclusion of the review was that no policies currently need modifying or updating, and that it remained a robust, up to date, and appropriate strategic policy framework for managing development in the borough. The justification for this conclusion is set out in detail in the Core Strategy Review document available to download below. The Council approved this review of the Reigate & Banstead Local Plan Core Strategy at its meeting, 2 July 2019.