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Our Local Plan has now been submitted for examination.

Local Planning Framework

The Local Plan will set out the council's vision, objectives, policies and delivery strategy for new development in the borough to at least 2031 and will eventually replace the saved policies in the Welwyn Hatfield District Plan 2005.

The Local Plan together with supplementary planning documents will form the council's planning framework for the borough.  More information on these and other relevant documents can be found by clicking on the links below.

DocumentDescription
Statement of Community InvolvementThe Statement of Community Involvement describes how the council will involve the community when preparing its local planning documents and when considering planning applications.
Evidence BaseThe council's evidence base comprises a number of studies that have been carried out to inform the preparation of the Local Plan.
Annual Monitoring ReportThe Annual Monitoring Report contains information on the implementation of the Local Development Scheme and the extent to which the policies within the council's Development Plan are being achieved.
Local PlanThe Local Plan will replace the District Plan and will set out the planning framework for the borough for the period up to 2031.
Supplementary Planning DocumentsSupplementary Planning Documents (SPD's) are non-statutory documents which provide greater detail on policies contained within the Development Plan.
Local Development SchemeThe Local Development Scheme sets out the programme for the preparation of the Local Plan.  A revised LDS has been produced which was agreed by Cabinet on 6 October 2015.
Sustainability AppraisalThe Sustainability Appraisal is an integrated part of the plan-making process. It assesses the economic, social and environmental sustainability of plans.
Community Infrastructure LevyThe community infrastructure levy is a locally set planning charge that the council is proposing to implement to raise contributions from new development towards the delivery of necessary supporting infrastructure.
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