We aim to make this website easy to use and accessible for everyone.

Plain English

We aim to use plain language and avoid unnecessary jargon and acronyms on this website. There are pages or documents, such as planning documents or council reports, where complex or technical language is often necessary and used.


The site has been tested in the following browsers:

  • IE8 (basic) and above
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Android
  • IOS

Making your computer work for you

There are many ways you can change your browser, computer, keyboard and mouse settings to make the web more accessible for you.

The AbilityNet my computer my way guide has helpful advice on customising your computer.


Adobe Acrobat – PDF documents
Some documents on this website are available in PDF format. You need to have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view these documents. The reader is free to download from the Adobe Reader download page.

Adobe provides advice on accessibility for those who have difficulty viewing documents in PDF format.

Tell us what you think

While we strive to adhere to standards for accessibility and usability, there are areas we are still working on to improve, such as providing video and audio transcripts, audio captions and audio descriptions. Contact us if you have trouble using our website – this will help us to make improvements.