Planning Policy

Hanley Forest Park

 

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Planning policy provides the framework to guide and control the development of land and buildings in the area and sets out proposals as to how it should develop in the future. The policies are then used to assess planning applications and to decide what development is suitable.


Core Spatial Strategy

The adopted Core Spatial Strategy sets out a broad framework for the future development of the whole of Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent. The Strategy provides the overall planning framework which is used to assess current development proposals and will be taken forward in future planning documents.

The strategy supports the delivery of North Staffordshire Regeneration Partnership regeneration priorities in the City and North Staffordshire and is based on extensive consultation with key stakeholders.

It seeks to deliver targeted regeneration to meet projected development needs in accordance with sustainability principles and to maximise development within the Inner Urban Core of the City. Bespoke Area Spatial Strategies are set out for the City Centre; Inner Urban Core and the rest of the City.

The strategy was assessed as part of the statutory examination into the ‘soundness’ of the document in 2009. The Planning Inspector, appointed by the Secretary of State, subsequently found the strategy ‘sound’. The strategy was formally adopted by the City Council in October 2009.

The City Council has produced a composite list of development plan policies that are currently used in the determination of development proposals. The list can be access from the following links:-

The Core Spatial Strategy and supporting background information can be accessed by clicking on the link on the left hand side of this page.


Joint Local Plan

On the 19th December 2013, Cabinet resolved to withdraw the current plan making programme and withdraw the intention to produce the City Centre and Etruria Road Corridor Area Action Plan; the Inner Urban Core Site Allocations Document; and the Outer Urban Area Site Allocations Document.

In replacement, Cabinet agreed to proceed with the preparation of a new joint Local Plan in partnership with Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council which, upon adoption, will replace the Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent Core Spatial Strategy (2009).

Further information on the emerging Joint Local Plan can be found by accessing the link on the left hand side of this page.


Plan Making Milestones

The following timetable has been drafted in partnership with officers at Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council. The timetable reflects the need to consult stakeholders at each keep stage in the process and reflects the legal requirements of statutory legislation in relation to plan production. The timetable can be accessed from the following link:-

Further information on the emerging Joint Local Plan can be found by accessing the link on the left hand side of this page.


Supplementary Planning Documents

Supplementary Planning Documents provide additional detailed guidance to explain policies and proposals. The process for preparing these documents is similar to that for preparing Development Plan Documents but is simplified.

Further information on Supplementary Planning Documents can be found by accessing the link on the left hand side of this page.


Saved Policies

On 7 September 2007 the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government issued a formal direction saving a limited number of plan policies.

Policies in the Core Spatial Strategy have replaced a number of the saved City of Stoke-on-Trent Local Plan (adopted 1993) policies. This is set out within Appendix 6 of the Core Spatial Strategy. However, a few still remain until they will be replaced by more detailed policies.

Please note the Green Belt boundary has not been amended as part of the Core Spatial Strategy and remains a saved policy; please see the City Plan 2001 Proposals Map below.

The City Council has produced an Information Bulletin. This provides a simplified summary of the planning policy framework for the city. This can be accessed from the following link:

The following documents have been amended to reflect the saving direction. Please refer to the composite policy list when looking at the following documents.

Proposals Map – Local Development Framework Proposals Map:-

  • Proposals Map (North) (.pdf)(3,220kb) Please note A correction has been made to the Local Plan Map to clearly show that land on the outskirts of Ball Green (north of Heather View) is within the Green Belt
  • Proposals Map (South) (.pdf)(3,220kb)
  • City Plan 2001 – City Local Plan 2001 Written Statement. Adopted September 1993. - Updated to show saving direction.

Proposals Map – City Plan 2001 Proposals Map:-

Minerals Local Plan - Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent Mineral Local Plan 1994-2006. - Adopted December 1999. - Updated to show saving direction.


Planning Policy Monitoring

The planning policy team undertakes an extensive monitoring programme related to planning policy. The key documents include the Annual Monitoring Report and our 5 Year Housing Land Supply Position. Both of these documents can be viewed by accessing the link on the left hand side of this page.


Withdrawal of Development Plan Documents

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has agreed the formal withdrawal of three Development Plan Documents following agreement by Cabinet on 19th December 2013.

The City Council has considered it appropriate to formally withdraw the following Development Plan Documents:-

  • City Centre and Etruria Road Corridor Area Action Plan;
  • Inner Urban Core Site Allocations Document; and
  • Outer Urban Area Site Allocations Document.

All relevant documentation will now be removed from Council Offices, libraries and this website.

We have appreciated your interest in past consultations and it should be emphasised that whilst the above documents have been withdrawn, work is on-going to progress a replacement Joint Local Plan. Further information on the emerging Joint Local Plan can be found by accessing the link on the left hand side of this page.

This notification is in compliance with the provisions of Section 22(1) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and in accordance with Regulation 27 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.


Contact

Planning and Transportation Policy
City Renewal
PO Box 630
Civic Centre
Glebe Street
Stoke-on-Trent
ST4 1HH

Tel: 01782 231978 or 236339 or 232353
Fax: 01782 232171
Minicom: 01782 236919
E-mail: planning.policy@stoke.gov.uk

Office opening hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8.45am - 5pm
Friday: 8.45am - 4.30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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