A planning brief summarises our broad vision and requirements for the development of a particular site or collection of sites. Planning briefs are written to guide developers, and usually cover issues such as:
- development density
- linkages to surrounding areas
- suitable uses on the site
- provision of open space and landscaping.
Planning briefs are normally produced for housing sites of a significant size or particularly sensitive sites which require detailed guidance.
Consultation is a key step in producing planning guidance. We consult the public and other key local and national stakeholders on all draft guidance documents. Draft planning guidance and approved guidance are available.