The Local Plan is the new development plan for Calderdale, which will eventually supersede the Unitary Development Plan.
Until the Local Plan has completely replaced the Replacement Calderdale UDP (2006) - not likely to occur until at least 2017 - 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:
- 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]|
- 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, Core Strategy or Land Allocations and Designations documents.
Supplementary Planning Documents
The Regional Spatial Strategy for Yorkshire and the Humber was revoked by order of the Secretary of State which came into effect on 22 February 2012.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.
- 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]|
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.