Each local planning authority is required to prepare documents outlining how planning will be managed for that area.
The strategy, policies and development briefs are known as the plan-led system.
In the case of the County Council these planning documents relate to minerals and waste.
The Development Plan is made up of:
- District/Borough Local Plans
- Neighbourhood Plans
- Waste Core Strategy and Development Management Policies Document (adopted November 2012)
- Waste Site Allocations Document (adopted July 2014)
- Minerals Local Plan (adopted 2007).
National planning policy and guidance relating to these documents is set out in:
See our neighbourhood planning page for advice on how residents and businesses can help shape their local area.
See our prior approvals page for information about waste management processes following development change of use.
HIPP provides a forum for joint working on infrastructure and planning issues.
Register on our consultation portal to make comments and to see other people's views.