General Information on Planning Policy

This page contains links to general pages relating to planning policy, including a page giving a general overview on the progress so far and what the main policy documents are.

In addition, there are a number of procedural documents that the Council produces, that deal with the mechanics of planning policy production. The Local Development Scheme contains the programme for producing planning policy documents. The Statement of Community Involvement is the document that sets out how we will consult on planning policy and how developers will consult on major applications. The Annual Monitoring Report monitors progress on plan production and the effectiveness of policies. The Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report sets out how we will undertake Sustainability Appraisals (see Overview of Planning Policy Documents page).