The Core Strategy sets out the policies for Bolton’s future development up to 2026 and the planning policies that will be used to make it a reality. It was adopted on 2 March 2011 and is the key document of the Local Plan

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Please note that as of 21 March 2024 some policies in the Core Strategy have been replaced by policies in the Places for Everyone Plan. Details of which Core Strategy policies are being replaced can be found in Appendix A (Table A.1) of the Places for Everyone Joint Development Plan