Adopted Local Plan 2011-2029

On 26 May 2016, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council adopted the Local Plan 2011-2029. The adopted Local Plan forms part of the statutory development plan for the borough. It sets out the council’s vision and strategy for the area until 2029. And will provide the basis for decisions on planning applications.

The Local Plan covers the administrative area of Basingstoke and Deane and replaces the ‘saved’ policies of the Adopted Local Plan (1996–2011).

The following can be viewed below:

  • Adopted Local Plan
  • Adoption Statement
  • Sustainability Appraisal (incorporating the Strategic Environmental Assessment) Adoption Statement.

View details of the evidence base for the Local Plan.

Hard copies of all the relevant documents are available to view at the council offices. We are open between 8.30am and 5pm, Mondays to Thursdays and 8.30am and 4.30pm on Fridays. Or they can be viewed at Basingstoke Discovery Centre.

Policy Framework for determining planning applications

The development plan, for the purposes of the determination of planning applications, consists of:

National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

The NPPF was published by the Government on the 27 March 2012. The NPPF is part of the Government's reforms to make the planning system less complex and more accessible. It's aim is to protect the environment and promote sustainable growth. It replaces national planning policy and guidance in the form of Planning Policy Statements (PPSs) and Planning Policy Guidance (PPGs). The final document, as published by the Government, is available to download below.

Impact of NPPF on determination of planning applications

Below is a copy of the Development Control Committee Report, dated 18 April 2012. This discusses the NPPF and its impact on the determination of planning applications.

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