Planning Policy sets the long term planning strategy for the district (up to 2028). The service produces the Local Plan and covers heritage and countryside management.
National planning policies for England are set out by the government in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). Under the policy framework provided by the NPPF, local planning policies are set out in documents which are known as Local Plans.
Every council in England is required to have a dedicated plan that sets the rules for how the area should develop over time. This is called a Local Plan.
EHDC's Local Plan will consist of three parts.
- We completed the Local Plan Part 1 with the adoption of the Joint Core Strategy in May 2014. This sets the planning strategy for the area up until 2028.
- We completed the Local Plan Part 2 with the adoption of the Local Plan: Housing and Employment Allocations in April 2016.
- The Local Plan Part 3: Development Management Policies and Other Allocations underwent a scoping consultation which ended on 16 May 2016. A summary of these responses were presented to the Development Policy Panel on 9 November 2016.
Community Infrastructure Development CIL
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a system of charges that local planning authorities can use to raise funds from developers. The CIL can be charged on most new building projects, to fund a wide range of infrastructure needed to support new development.
Neighbourhood planning was introduced as a new power to communities by the Localism Act 2011. A Neighbourhood Plan can establish general planning policies for the development and use of land in a neighbourhood.
An archived version of the below timeline can be found here (pdf 28 kb).