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Planning policy

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 Local Plan includes the planning policies used to guide and determine future planning applications in the Wyre Forest District.

View the background documents for the Local Plan (2016-2036)

More information on Neighbourhood Planning.

Chaddesley Corbett Neighbourhood Plan (September 2014)
Churchill and Blakedown Neighbourhood Plan (July 2017)

Further clarifying specific policies within the development plan or providing more detailed guidance for bringing forward specific sites.

The Project Plan is under review following adoption of the Local Plan

Measuring the performance of policies set out within the Local Plan.

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

Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs)

A LEP is a partnership between local authorities and businesses. Wyre Forest District sits within two LEPs
The Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP
The Worcestershire LEP

National Planning Policy and County Planning Policy

New register for previously developed land. 

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