Local Plan

Calderdale's Development Plan is currently the Replacement Calderdale Unitary Development Plan.

Calderdale Local Plan

The Calderdale Local Plan will be the new development plan for Calderdale, and will eventually supersede the Replacement Calderdale Unitary Development Plan (RCUDP).

Until the Calderdale Local Plan has completely replaced the RCUDP(2006) - not likely to occur until at least 2017 - planning decisions will be based upon the RCUDP  and the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

Local Plan Consultations

The following documents are now available for comment:-

Green Belt Review Methodology 2015 [PDF file 3829KB]|PDF file

Site Allocations Assessment Methodology [PDF file 607KB]|PDF file

Local Plan Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report [PDF file 8408KB]|PDF file

Comments are invited on theses methodologies against which the assessments will be undertaken. The closing date for comments is Friday 13th March 2015.
Comments can be made on-line through the Consultation Portal at  Local Plan consultations|External link.

The Council has decided to progress the Calderdale Local Plan (CLP)  in the form of a single document. This single plan replaces the previously proposed separate Core Strategy and Land Allocations and Designations Plan development plan documents.

Neighbourhood Development Plans

Other documents within the Local Plan include:

The Regional Spatial Strategy for Yorkshire and the Humber was revoked by order of the Secretary of State which came into effect on 22 February 2012. As a result the Regional Strategy no longer forms part of the Statutory Development Plan for Calderdale.


The Council occasionally issues guidance which can assist developers in formulating planning applications and decision takers in arriving at their decisions. These guidance notes do not set policy nor form part of the Local Plan. Whilst they can help in making decisions they should not be cited within reasons for refusal or for granting permission.

 Any queries should be directed to the Spatial Planning Team.

Last Updated: 16/02/2015