The planning policies within the following list are used by the council when determining planning applications or deciding whether to enforce against unauthorised development. 

More strategic planning policy can be found within the following documents:  

In order to keep the planning policies up-to-date, they are regularly reviewed. The Local Plan is currently being reviewed and will eventually be replaced with a new Local Plan. The Council have prepared a Local Development Scheme which sets out the timetable for preparing the New Local Plan over the next three years and identifies the opportunities for public involvement in the process.  

To monitor the success of its policies and inform future reviews, the Council also undertakes land use monitoring and provides information on how the District is developing.

For further information and advice on planning policy, please call 01926 456525 or email

Reporting a breach

To find out what constitutes a breach and what the council can do, visit the report a potential breach page


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