The planning system provides a way of deciding how we use land, what we build and where we build it. It also looks at future needs and what changes are likely to happen and where. National and local government prepare planning policy documents made up of maps and written policies that guide and inform future development. These policies are then used to make decisions on planning applications. The planning system aims to secure sustainable development, which means being able to provide necessary homes, jobs and services in a way that protects and enhances the best qualities of our built and natural environment.
The Development Plan
The Development Plan is the strategic framework that guides land use planning for the area. It is used to help determine decisions on planning applications.
Adopted Core Strategy (December 2010)
Site Allocations and Policies Local Plan (July 2013)
Kidderminster Central Area Action Plan (July 2013)
The new Local Plan will replace the current Adopted Core Strategy, Site Allocations and Policies Local Plan and Kidderminster Central Area Action Plan.
The Project Plan sets out the work programme for the next three years.
We are now in stage 2 of the review following the Issues and Options consultation.
Further clarifying specific policies within the development plan or providing more detailed guidance for bringing forward specific sites.
More information on Neighbourhood Planning.
Measuring the performance of policies set out within the Local Plan.
Simplifying the planning process to encourage business expansion and location.
Setting out how we will engage communities and organisations on the preparation of planning policy and in determining planning applications.
Raising funds from new building projects