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Planning Policy

Planning Policy

The Council sets out its planning policies and plans for future development in Local plans which are prepared and implemented by our Planning Policy team.

Planning Policies are the 'rules' that the Council considers when it receives a planning application for development.

The Town Planning system is regulated through a large amount of legislation all of which can be found on the government’s website. (Opens in a New Window) Planning Policy is directed by the national policy as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) (Opens in a New Window) and guidance on how the policy should be applied is set out in the National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG). (Opens in a New Window)

The Council is currently working on the new Local Plan. (Opens in a New Window)

Planning Policy
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