Local planning policies

Planning design guidance

Supplementary planning guidance

In some areas we have adopted supplementary planning guidance to make sure that any development is in line with our Local Plan.

Each piece of supplementary planning guidance describes what sort of development is likely to be acceptable, and how you can make sure your proposal would fit with our aims for the site.

Read our supplementary planning guidance

For national rules and design guidance you should read the National Planning Policy Framework

Other planning guidance

Some documents haven't been adopted but must still be taken into account for any development, including air quality mitigation measures guidance.

Make sure you've got it right

To get full advice on whether your application design is in line with our local policies you can use our pre-planning application advice service.

Apply for pre-planning application advice