Planning Policy is the method by which the development of land and buildings is planned for, managed and controlled. This is done through the creation of planning policies which are designed to guide future development in the borough, including how much development there should be and where it should go, and to aid the determination of planning applications.
The collection of documents that outlines how planning will be managed in the borough is called a Local Development Framework. The Local Development Framework for Wellingborough consists of:
North Northamptonshire Joint Planning and Delivery Unit
The North Northamptonshire Joint Planning and Delivery Unit (NNJPDU), covers the area of Corby, East Northamptonshire, Kettering and Wellingborough and delivers North Northamptonshire wide joint Planning Policy work. The NNJPDU was responsible for co-ordinating the production of the North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy adopted in 2016 that now forms part of the boroughs Local Development Framework. Further information regarding the NNJPDU, their function and how to contact them is available via the following link:
Policies continually evolve with changing administrations, lifestyles, environments and economic demands. It is the role of the Planning Policy team to develop, maintain, update and adapt policies on a local level to accommodate these changes.
A Guide to Planning
The government has recently
published a Plain English Guide to the Planning System which explains how
the system works, how local and neighbourhood plans are written and adopted,
and how to go about obtaining planning permission.