Our development policies set out detailed planning criteria that we use to determine applications for planning permission in the borough.
The information below provides further details about our development policies, including when they were adopted and how they were prepared.
When were our development policies adopted?
Our development policies were adopted at a Full Council meeting on 8th November 2010:
- Development Policies - Adoption Version (PDF, 5.8MB)
- Development Policies - Text Only Version (PDF, 4MB)
- Core Strategy and Development Policies - Adoption Statement (PDF, 28KB)
How were our development policies prepared?
It took almost three years to prepare our core strategy and development policies. The information within this section will help you understand the various activities involved in the preparation of these documents (from gathering background information and consulting with the public to having the documents formally adopted), as well as providing links to related reports and proposals.
What information and studies were used in preparing our development policies?
In the process of preparing our core strategy and development policies, we collected a wide range of information and commissioned a number of studies (also known as the ‘evidence base’).
A selection of related evidence and supporting documents can be found within this section:
Where can I find out further information?
For further information on our development policies, please contact the duty planner