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Unitary Development Plan

See the the Unitary Development Plan, which used to form part of our development plan. 
Changes to the Scheme of Delegation

On 29 March 2023, members agreed changes to the Council’s constitution and scheme of delegation.

The new scheme will be applied to applications with a Statutory Start Date of 30 March 2023 or later.  The changes are:

  • 10 or more objections will be required to trigger a planning committee meeting 
  • A scheme with an amenity society objection will be referred to a Chairs’ Review meeting

The UDP should not be used in decision making. Anyone considering new development in the borough that requires planning permission (for example, a new housing development, a conversion of a house to flats, the change of use of a shop) should consult the Local Development Framework and take note of the policies that will affect our decision on your planning application.  

Read the online version of the UDP Adopted Plan statement and proposals map

Hard copies of the UDP are available:

  • for inspection at all libraries 

  • for inspection or purchase from our office (£10 for local businesses and residents, £35 for others. Prices include post and packaging).