Planning guidance and supplementary planning documents

Guidance documents on certain planning sites or issues, including design and heritage.

The documents include:

  • village design statements
  • the adopted shopfront design document - (used in planning decisions, and helps achieve high standards of design including materials, security and signage)
  • the landscape character assessment and biodiversity appraisal

See the supplementary planning guidance

For national policy and guidance you should read the National Planning Policy Framework.