Local Plan

Planning applications are generally decided by using the planning policies within the current local plan. The current local plan comprises the following documents.

▼ Core Strategy (Policy COR1 - COR24)

This plan sets out the vision, aims and strategic policies for development in the National Park.

Core Strategy cover

> Core Strategy Summary

> Core Strategy - (including all policies starting COR)

▼ Minerals Plan (Policy M1 - M7)

The Minerals Local Plan (part 4 of the 2004 Local Plan) is used to determine planning applications for minerals and waste developments. 

> Minerals Local Plan

▼ Policies Map

You can view the designations and policy areas of our local plan spatially using the policies map.

> Interactive Policies Map

PDF Policies Map

▼ Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs)

Supplementary planning documents (SPDs) are used to provide more information and guidance on how to apply the policies of the local plan. They include:

Design Guide

> Design Guide

Affordable Housing SPD

> Affordable Housing SPD


Local Plan Review

The current local plan is in the process of being reviewed. Visit the local plan review page for updates on the review.

The current local plan will continue to be considered when deciding planning applications until the new plan is adopted or it is decided that an emerging policy can be used, see our FAQs for further information on when we start using new policies.


If you have any queries regarding the Local Plan or would like to order a copy please contact: forwardplanning@dartmoor.gov.uk