The Duty to Cooperate was created in the Localism Act 2011. It places a legal duty on local planning authorities, county councils in England and public bodies to engage constructively, actively and on an ongoing basis to maximise the effectiveness of Local Plan preparation in the context of strategic cross boundary matters.
A background paper on the Duty to Cooperate has been prepared to support the draft Local Plan. The background paper will be updated as the Local Plan progresses:
- Duty to Cooperate Background Paper (December 2018) (pdf 1.8 mb)