Documents which make up the Local Plan

Putting together a Local Plan is a lengthy and complex process, and involves the gathering of lots of evidence, analysis, cooperation with other statutory bodies, and consultation.

Together, these documents set out detailed policies and specific proposals for guiding development in the district and guide day-to-day planning applications.


Local Plan Evidence and Background Studies - inform the preparation of the Local Plan

Local Plan consultations

Duty to cooperate

Adopted Local Plan 2005 and Adopted ('Made') Neighbourhood Plans

Sites suggested and assessed for development

Community-led Planning- Parish and village plans inform 'action plans' to address the needs of local communities

Local Development Scheme (LDS) - the programme and timetable for preparing the Local Plan

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) -  provide approved planning guidance in the preparation of the Local Plan

Monitoring Reports


Other Related Information

Developer presentation evenings 2017

Earlier Consultations

Frequently Asked Questions