The development plan (i.e. the Local Plan and/ or Neighbourhood Plans) is supported by a policies map. This shows zonal and site specific policies that are relevant to the development plan, including: Sites allocated for development (e.g. housing or employment) Environmental land use designations Protected/ safeguarded areas Linear proposals (e.g. transportation links) Buffer zones Local Plan Part 1 - Joint Core Strategy Local Plan Part 2 - Rural North Oundle and Thrapston Plan Propose a site for a development plan Neighbourhood Plan policy maps Other Land Use Designations The policies map is currently being updated to reflect the recent adoption of the North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy (JCS) 2011-2031, the new Local Plan Part 1. The JCS includes a number of significant land use designations. The policies map will be updated in due course to reflect this. Further details are available through the NNJPU .