Local plans are the remit of the District or Borough Council and they set out the way in which the area should be developed. The framework comprises a number of local planning documents which are the starting point when making decisions on planning applications.
The Local Plan is one policy component which guides development in the district. The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out national planning policy and is supplemented by the Planning Practice Guidance. Neighbourhood plans, once made, also form part of the development plan.
The local plans can be accessed from each of the partner authority websites