The development plan
We are guided by planning policies when we consider planning applications. The planning policies are set out in a series of development plan documents, collectively referred to as 'the development plan'.
The development plan documents adopted by Staffordshire County Council 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:
National Planning Policy Framework and Planning Practice Guidance (external link)