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The Planning Policy team is responsible for preparing and reviewing the development plan documents. These documents set out how land and buildings in the area should be used.
These planning policies are used by the local planning authority to determine planning applications.
All our planning policies have to fit with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The Framework is also a material used in the decision making process.
The Development Plan is the legal policy framework against which planning applications and other development proposals are assessed.
Applications must be determined in accordance with the development plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise.
In Preston, the Development Plan is comprised of:
Supplementary Planning Document (SPDs) are material planning considerations which provide further guidance on specific policy topic areas. These have been identified in core policy or to give detailed guidance on the development of specific sites.
Our Local Development Scheme sets out the timetable for preparing all the documents to be included in the Local Plan.
Our Statement of Community Involvement sets out our approach to engaging the community in planning decisions.
We will be undertaking a number of formal consultations throughout the production of and update of Local Plan documents. If you would like to stay up to date with these you can be added to our consultation database base.
To be added to our consultation database please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will find further information on our current consultations, evidence base documents and monitoring on our website.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.