The Local Plan is the new development plan for Calderdale, which will eventually supersede the Replacement Calderdale Unitary Development Plan (UDP), adopted 25 August 2006.
Until the Local Plan has completely replaced the Replacement Calderdale UDP (2006) - not likely to occur until at least 2015 - planning decisions will have to based upon both sets of documents where relevant.
The Local Plan is being produced in 2 parts:
Part one: Core Strategy
This is the key document within the Local Plan It sets out a strategic vision, objectives and policies which will guide the scale and distribution of development in Calderdale until 2029.
Part two: Land Allocations and Designations
The document will identify sites for development and protection across Calderdale.
Land Allocations and Designations.
Other documents within the Local Plan include:
- Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)
The SCI sets out the processes to be used by the Council in involving the community in the preparation, alteration and review of Local Plan documents and decisions on planning applications.
Statement of Community Involvement
- Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs)
SPDs may cover a range of issues, thematic or site specific, and provide additional detail to policies contained within other planning documents such as the UDP, Core Strategy or Land Allocations and Designations documents.
Supplementary Planning Documents
- Evidence Base
The Local Plan must be based on robust evidence of the district's needs. A wide range of evidence has been commissioned to inform the Local Plan.
- Progress to Date
Local Plan documents and the timetable for their completion, including the Local Development Scheme brought into effect by the Council on 25 April 2012.
Progress to Date
- Annual Monitoring Report
This sets out each year the effectiveness of policies and proposals in the Local Plan.
Annual Monitoring Report.
- Neighbourhood Development Plans
These community produced plans have been introduced by the Localism Act 2011. Once they have been examined and subject to the results of a referendum in the local area they will be "made" by the Local Planning Authority and become part of the development plan. A guidance note for parish Council's and potential Neighbourhood Forums is available: Neighbourhood Development Plans Guidance March 2013 [PDF file 1749KB]|.
The Regional Spatial Strategy for Yorkshire & the Humber May 2008 (RSS) sets out a development framework for the Yorkshire and the Humber Region and is a formal part of the development plan. The Government have indicated that they intend to revoke the RSS at the earliest opportunity but in the meantime the Local Plan must be prepared in general conformity with the RSS.
Consultation on the various documents within the Local Plan is undertaken in accordance with the Planning Regulations and Statement of Community Involvement.
The documents and their consultation status can be viewed at Local Plan consultations|.
Any queries should be directed to the Spatial Planning Team.
- 01422 392206.