PLANNING POLICY AND SITE SPECIFICS
Local Authorities are currently undertaking consultations on the Development Plan Documents (DPD) and the Site or Supplementary Site Specific, part of the Local Development Framework. (Local Plans)
This has introduced various documents which have been produced by Local Planning Authorities for adoption as part of the new system.
The Local Development Scheme laid down a timetable for adoption.
Over the last few years there have been a number of changes to the planning system including the introduction of the Local Development Framework.
The documents that form the Local Development Framework include the Core Strategy, Development Plan Document & Site Specifics. The first deals with wider proposals for the district the second Planning Policy and Sites to be considered for development.
Some Councils have concluded this process; however, with the introduction of the National Planning Policy Framework in March 2012 some Councils are now reviewing parts of their submitted documents. Other Councils are still within this process and inviting sites to be put forward so that your land maybe considered for future development.
This review is not only limited to land for future development, we also have many clients who have struggled with policies affecting their premises. These can also be challenged as part of this process.
The argument needs to focus on the policy being proposed and why you wish to object to a proposed policy or promote a parcel of land for development.
We can advise on which stage Local Authority's are at particularly in Norfolk & Suffolk and can advise on your next step. This would include consultation with the Policy Department of the Local Authority concerned and what stage they have reached.
If successful, planning could be applied for should the Council decide to look favourably on the site, as the principle of planning would be established.
Please contact us and we can discuss your particular case, our fees vary depending on the size of the proposal and the complexity of the case. Please use our dedicated 'Planning Policy Email' button, or telephone us to discuss your site.