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Planning guidance

Summary

Housing development and extensions

Common projects

Building standards

Protection of wildlife, amenity and the environment

Protection of the historic environment

Employment development

Town centres

We use planning guidance to help you meet the requirements of planning policies and/or legislation, and to help developers once works begin. 

Summary

This page provides a variety of guidance in the form of:

  • Interim Planning Guidance notes (IPGs), which will be in place until the new Local Plan is adopted

  • Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs), which add detail to policies in the existing Local Plan

  • development advice notes

  • other pages on our website, and

  • other trusted websites such as Planning Aid and the Planning Portal.

Housing development and extensions

Common projects

Building standards

Protection of wildlife, amenity and the environment

Protection of the historic environment

Employment and business

Town centres

Development briefs