Local councils are required to produce local plans under current government legislation in order to plan for the growth and development of their district. Our local plan forms part of the Planning Policy Framework for Broadland District Council.
The policies within this framework are used to make decisions on planning applications. The following documents make up our Planning Policy Framework:
- Current Local Plan - which includes a number of Development Plan Documents (DPDs), including a Joint Core Strategy for Broadland, Norwich and South Norfolk Councils
- specific planning documents known as Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) and other procedural documents
- Neighbourhood Development Plans for some towns and villages
Local Plans have to be prepared using the following legal guidance:
- the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) 2012
- the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004
- the Localism Act 2011
- the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning)(England) Regulations 2012
The Council also produces a Statement of Community Involvement that sets out how it will involve communities and other stakeholders in the development of its Local Plan.
It also details how the Council expects developers with significant development proposals to engage with communities.
If you would like to read more about Local Plans you can visit the Planning Practice Guidance website.