The Adopted Local Plan (1996-2011) is the Borough Council’s key planning document and is used as the basis for all planning decisions taken within the Borough. It contains a series of detailed policies against which development proposals can be assessed. The Adopted Local Plan, that covers the period 1996 – 2011, was adopted on 17 July 2006. This now forms part of the development plan for the borough, along with the South East Plan.
Since that time, the council has sought the consent of the Secretary of State to save a number of policies and consent was agreed. As a result of this, a number of policies were not saved and therefore expired for the purposes of determining planning applications, as from 17 July 2009. Two schedules are available to download below, including:
- A schedule of all of the 'saved' policies, which are still applicable for development control purposes, along with the direction issued by the Secretary of State.
- A schedule of all those 'expired' policies which were no longer relevant after 17 July 2009.
Please see the 'Current Status of the Adopted Local Plan' page for an update in respect of the NPPF.
A full, unaltered version of the text of the Adopted Local Plan is available to download below. However, it should be noted that this contains the eight policies that have now been deleted. Copies of the Adopted Local Plan can be viewed at the Parklands Reception at the Borough Council offices. In addition, copies of the Local Plan can be purchased at a cost of £40 (plus £5 for postage). Please contact a member of the Planning Policy Team if you would like a copy on 01256 845469 or 845536 email firstname.lastname@example.org .