Planning Policy

Planning Policy is concerned with preparing and implementing plans that help us decide where and when development takes place. We have a range of planning policies that are used to inform decisions to approve or reject planning applications. The following links provide further information to the services provided by the team.




Emerging Local Plan

Keep up to date with the progress of the Emerging Local Plan.

Existing Development Plan

This page provides an up-to-date list of all the documents for the Existing Development Plan and the relevant 1999 Adopted Local Plan Saved Policies.

Neighbourhood Plans

This page provides a comprehensive list of all Neighbourhood Plans in the district and any live Neighbourhood Plan consultations.

Policies Maps

This page provides a list of all proposals maps associated with the Council's adopted policies.

Local Development Scheme

Information on the Local Development Scheme (LDS), the timeline for the plan making process and the Annual Monitoring Reports (AMR)

Documents Library/Publications

Provides a comprehensive list of all our policy documents


Keep up to date with consultations and sign up to the consultation database to stay informed.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

This page provides information on the Community Infrastructure Levy

Statement of Community Involvement

This page offers an introduction to the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) and a brief history.