Monitoring is required to ensure that, over time and in changing circumstances, the approach set out in planning documents continues to be the best one given the available alternatives, and that the policies continue to be relevant and effective. It provides a crucial feedback loop within the plan-monitor-manage approach to spatial planning. It also provides decision makers in the public, private and voluntary sectors with the basis to trigger contingency plans and / or to review their actions, strategies and policies to reflect changing circumstances.
The city council has now published the 2011/12 Annual Monitoring Report (see below).
Previous Annual Monitoring Reports are available to download below.