An overview of the Council's planning policies and the plan-making process.

Planning policies are prepared set out how the borough will develop over time and how the we will approach development proposals. Our policies are intended to do a number of things:

  • Set out a long-term vision for the future of the borough based on evidence of what is needed to support our communities and what makes the borough a distinctive and attractive place in which to live and work.
  • Guide the amount, type, location and detailed design of future development and provide a consistent basis against which we can determine planning applications.
  • Support other priorities such as our regeneration proposals, investment in infrastructure, our work to support local businesses and encourage job creation and our efforts to promote healthy communities.

For more information see Planning Policy information.