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These pages cover our development plan relating to spatial strategy, planning policies and proposals by which planning applications will be assessed.

Read the government's National Planning Policy Framework  which will shape future planning policies.

Adopted plans

The adopted plans contain the specific policies and proposals by which applications will be assessed.

Interactive policies map

The interactive policies map illustrates the policies and proposals contained within the adopted local plans. PDF versions of the Local Plan policies map are also available.

Supplementary planning documents

Supplementary planning documents amplify the policies and proposals in the adopted plans, providing more detail on how they will be implemented.

Development plan

Planning policy documents produced by external organisations which together make up the development plan for the borough.


Annual Monitoring Reports (AMRs) measure the performance of the policies and proposals contained within the adopted plans.