We undertake research ourselves or commission specialist consultants. Some research is statutory and must be completed as part of the Local Plan process. Other studies analyse unique local elements - such as housing need. We also work in partnership to share resources and make sure our research fits with research outside the National Park. The following research studies have been completed or are underway:
National and regional policies or guidance provide us with evidence. We also gather it from other research studies and plans such as community plans.
The views of people who live, work or visit the National Park form a key part of the evidence which support the creation of the Local Plan. It is important for everyone to have their say whether you support the ideas put forward, or have concerns. A balanced view is vital.