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Planning policy and Local Plan

Local Development Plan

The plans which guide development in the borough, including the current Local Plan, and Waste and Mineral Plan

Local Plan review (2016-2036) plan-making stages

About the emerging Local Plan review 2016-2036, including the current status

Local Plan review (2016-2036) examination

Local Plan Review from submission to Secretary of State (March 2022) and independent examination (2022-2024)

Neighbourhood plans

Information about neighbourhood planning, and the emerging and completed neighbourhood plans in the borough

Planning policy research

Information about planning policy research and archived policy documents

National planning policies

Information on the national policy documents that guide us

Authority Monitoring Reports

Find out about and view our Authority Monitoring Reports

Affordable housing and housing need

View our affordable housing, housing need, and housing strategy policies

Brownfield register

View our register of brownfield land and maps of brownfield sites

Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

The SCI describes how and when we intend to involve local communities in planning for the future of the borough

Custom and self-build action plan

How we intend to help self-build and custom build housing in the borough 

5-year housing land supply and Housing Delivery Test

Further details about our 5-year housing land supply and the Housing Delivery Test, which assesses progress in delivering new homes within the Borough

Local Development Scheme

The Local Development Scheme provides a timetable for the Local Plan review