When we determine planning applications for minerals or waste developments and the county council's own developments we refer to the relevant planning policies in our Minerals Local Plan, Waste Local Plan or in the Local Plan adopted by the Staffordshire borough/district council known collectively as 'the development plan':-
The development plan documents adopted we've adopted are:
The development plan documents adopted by Stoke-on-Trent City Council and the Staffordshire District / Borough Councils are available via the external links provided below:
Statement of Community Involvement Consultation
Our Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) explains how we will consult with people and organisations when we are preparing planning policies or processing planning applications. Our current SCI (1.1 MB) was adopted in 2014 and needs to be reviewed to take account of changes in legislation and the approach to planning.
The Draft Revised SCI provides updated guidance and a straightforward explanation of the opportunities to make your views known on all aspects of the planning work that we undertake. We would be pleased to receive your comments before we produce a final version of the Statement. The consultation runs from 12 June 2019 to 24 July 2019.
National Planning Policy Framework and Planning Practice Guidance (external link)