What is planning policy? Planning Policy is the method by which the development of land and buildings is planned for, managed and controlled. Statement of community involvement The statement of community involvement sets out how planning services intends to involve the local community in planning issues. Self and custom build register The terms 'self-build' and 'custom-build' are used to describe situations where an individual or association of individuals is involved in creating their own home. Brownfield land register Local planning authorities are required by the government to prepare and publish a 'brownfield land register' and annually review it. Article 4 direction for conversion from employment to residential use We have found evidence of constraint within the local commercial property markets, which means that there are limited opportunities for local businesses to find suitable premises within the district.