Local Plans

Local planning authorities are responsible for preparing and maintaining an up-to-date Local Plan for their area.   These set out a vision and framework for future development, addressing needs and opportunities in relation to housing, the economy, community facilities and infrastructure – as well as a basis for safeguarding the environment, adapting to climate change and securing good design.

If you own land or buildings it may be important that you engage in the Council’s process of preparing their Local Plan. 

We will explain and guide you through the process, review draft policies and their implications for your land and help you engage when necessary to achieve a positive planning framework.

We have particular experience in promoting land for development through the Local Plan process. We can advise on strategy and engagement, prepare and co-ordinate the submission of representations on your behalf and represent you at the Examination-in-Public.