Calderdale's Development Plan upon which planning decisions will be based is currently the Replacement Calderdale Unitary Development Plan where relevant and the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
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 closed for comments. They were available from 13th February to 13th March:-
Comments can be viewed on-line through the Consultation Portal at Local Plan consultations|.
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.
- Many of the elements of the former Core Strategy will be taken forward, in revised form, into the Calderdale Local Plan, and give the strategic context for the allocations and protections that will be proposed.
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.
Neighbourhood Development Plans.
Other documents within the Local Plan include:
- 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.
- 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: Adopted February 2008 [PDF file 286KB]|
- 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.
Supplementary Planning Documents
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.
- Draft Landscape Guidance on Smaller Turbines
The principal aim of the present guidance is to facilitate a rigorous, structured approach to consideration of landscape and visual issues associated with single turbines and groups of turbines up to 60m in height to blade tip. The guidance is intended to help developers understand (and respond effectively to) the specific landscape and visual issues associated with smaller classes of turbine.
It will be used to inform and support development management decisions.
Draft Landscape Guidance on Smaller Turbines [PDF file 1669KB]|
Any queries should be directed to the Spatial Planning Team.
- 01422 392206.