Pages in Strategic Planning
1. Duty to Co-Operate and Statement of Common Ground
Duty to Co-Operate
In addition to - and as part of - preparing local planning policy, local planning authorities, county councils and prescribed bodies (such as Environment Agency, Natural England and Historic England) are required by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 to engage constructively, actively and on an on-going basis to maximise the effectiveness of local plan preparation in the context of strategic cross boundary matters.
Statement of Common Ground
In order to demonstrate that a plan is based on effective co-operation with neighbouring authorities, county councils and other prescribed bodies, Statements of Common Ground are produced to inform the examination of the local plan.
These are a written record of progress made during the process of planning for strategic cross-boundary matters. They are a way of demonstrating to Local Plan Inspectors that plans are based on effective joint working across local authority boundaries.
The following Statements of Common Ground have been agreed in relation to ongoing local plan preparation and examination: