Planning Policy information

3. Emerging policy

Emerging policy

Planning policy is constantly evolving: we need to ensure that our policies provide support for the developments which our communities need and that they are strong enough to protect what makes the Borough distinctive and resist unnecessary or unsustainable development.

We must also keep policies up-to-date and make sure they are consistent with the Government's national guidance (the National Planning Policy Framework).

Local Development Scheme

An overview of documents we are currently preparing, including a timetable for key stages of consultation and examination, is set out in our Local Development Scheme. The latest version is available to download below.

Previous versions are also available below:

More information about each of the documents which we are currently preparing is available below and on the individual project pages.

Development Management Plan (DMP)

This will set out the detailed policies against which individual applications will be determined and will also allocate sites to meet the borough's development needs. Once adopted, it will replace the remaining saved policies of the Borough Local Plan.

For more information, please visit the What is the Development Management Plan?