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Planning Policy

The Planning Policy team is responsible for writing the policies that shape the development of the District, and against which planning applications are assessed.

The Council’s planning policies are currently in a transition period. The policies in the 2006 Replacement Local Plan (adopted on 16 June 2006) were due to expire on 16 June 2009 unless the Council applied to the Secretary of State responsible for planning for them to be saved. The majority of these policies were saved by the Secretary of State until they are replaced by policies in the Local Development Framework (LDF). A list of the saved policies in the 2006 Replacement Local Plan are available to view below.

2006 Replacement Local Plan - Saved Policies

The LDF is a collection of documents which together will form the development plan for the District and will set out policies which all planning applications are assessed against. The LDF has replaced the majority of saved policies in the 2006 Replacement Local Plan.

The main document forming part of the LDF is the Core Strategy which was adopted on 13 December 2011 and replaces a number of the saved Local Plan policies. Appendix 1 of the Core Strategy identifies the saved policies which have been superseded.

The Allocations Plan identifies specific sites for a range of uses in accordance with the Core Strategy. The Allocations Plan was adopted on 25 February 2014 and replaces the 2006 Replacement Local Plan Proposals Map.

An amended version of the Local Plan with replaced policies highlighted is available to view below.

2006 Replacement Local Plan (extant policies version)

If you require any more information, please contact the Planning Policy team on 01702 318191 or contact us using this form.

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