Every council creates a development plan for its local area, which sets out what kind of development can take place and where. At this stage, the council also identifies the kind of things the local area will need, if for example, lots of new homes are developed - from more schools to better roads.
This development plan is available to developers when they are considering developing in the local area. The council is currently developing its new Local Development Framework, which will be known as the ‘Local Plan’, when adopted.
Visit our Local Development Framework pages or call the Planning Policy Team on 01643 703704 to find out how you can get involved.