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Local planning policies

About the Local Plan

The Local Plan (adopted in July 2017) sets out plans to develop Canterbury District until 2031. We use it to help make planning decisions for the area.

The Local Plan includes:

  • housing, employment, infrastructure and open space development
  • major developments such as Mountfield Park
  • policies to protect and improve the environment
  • a proposals map showing the allocated areas for development

View the Local Plan

The authority monitoring reports monitor the effectiveness of the Local Plan. 

You may want to also read about housing delivery in Canterbury District including the Housing Delivery Test Action Plan

There are a number of other documents which relate to the adoption of the Local Plan.

You may also like to see the evidence base for the Local Plan