Planning Policy

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The Planning Policy team is responsible for preparing and reviewing the Development Plan and associated documents as detailed below.


Development Plan

The Development Plan is the policy framework against which planning applications are considered by Planning Services. Applications must be determined in accordance with the Development Plan unless material considerations indicate otherwise.

To view and comment on a planning application please visit our public access page.


Supplementary Planning Documents and Masterplans

Supplementary Planning Documents are prepared to give advice on specific areas or developments and provide additional guidance on policies within the Development Plan.


Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood Planning is a right for communities to shape development in their areas.


Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding

More people are looking at building or commissioning their own home and the Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding register allows you to express an interest in doing so with the Council.


Brownfield Land Register

Brownfield Land Register provide up-to-date and consistent information on sites that Local Planning Authorities consider to be appropriate for residential development.


Monitoring and Supporting Documents

All the relevant monitoring and supporting documents contain information on the implementation of the Development Plan


Availability of Documents

Paper copies of the Development Plan, Supplementary Planning Documents, Local Development Scheme and Statement of Community Involvement are available to view in Libraries.


Privacy Notice

To reflect the recent changes to UK data privacy law, please view the Council’s updated General Privacy Notice, which tells you what we do with your personal information and how it’s used.