LPP2: Site Allocations and Development Management Policies

Chapter 1: Introduction


1.1  Local Plan Part 2: Site Allocations and Development Management Policies[1] forms the second stage of Waverley's new Local Plan. Together with Local Plan Part 1: Strategic Policies and Sites, this document replaces the current Local Plan (2002).

1.2  Local Plan Part 1 sets out the Council's vision and strategic objectives for future development in the Borough over the period 2013-2032, specifies the overall spatial strategy for growth in the Borough and allocates nine strategic sites. Local Plan Part 1 was adopted by the Council on 20 February 2018. To understand the strategic context established by this document, please view the adopted version of  Local Plan Part 1 .

1.3  This Draft Local Plan Part 2, the 'Pre-Submission Plan', provides the more detailed 'Development Management' policies, reviews a suite of local designations and allocates sites for housing and other uses in certain areas of the Borough. Local Plan Part 2 should be consistent with Local Plan Part 1 and the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF 2019). It must contribute to achieving sustainable development and be positively prepared. Policy SP1 in Local Plan Part 1 establishes the Council's presumption in favour of sustainable development which states that planning applications which accord with the policies in the Local Plan (and, where relevant, with policies in Neighbourhood Plans) will be approved without delay, unless material considerations indicate otherwise.

1.4  Local Plans Part 1 and 2, together with any relevant Neighbourhood Plans, constitute the statutory Development Plan for the Borough against which planning applications will be assessed. It is important that the Development Plan is read as a whole. All relevant policies in Local Plan Part 1 and Local Plan Part 2, when adopted, and any relevant Neighbourhood Plans, will be taken into account in determining planning applications, along with other material considerations. While the supporting text of this document may refer to relevant policies elsewhere, the policies do not list or cross-reference to all other policies that may be relevant.

1. At the Issues and Options stage, Local Plan Part 2 was called ‘Non-Strategic Policies and Sites’ but the document has been renamed to ‘Site Allocations and Development Management Policies’ to include the potential for sites for over 100 homes (‘strategic sites’) to be allocated within it. [back]