Borough Council of Wellingborough

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Planning policy

Welcome to Planning Policy

What is Planning Policy?

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 Core Strategy (JCS)
  • The New Plan for the Borough of Wellingborough (PBW) - currently progressing towards adoption
  • Wellingborough Town Centre Area Action Plan (AAP)
  • Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD)
  • Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)
  • Local Development Scheme (LDS)
  • Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)
  • Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

    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.


  • Planning policy

    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.

    Information on Planning policy

    Sub-categories of Planning policy