Local Plan

Local Plan

Planning applications are generally decided by using the planning policies within the current local plan. The local plan comprises the following adopted documents. The examination of the new Local Plan is also now well-progressed, and new policies in this Plan may now become relevant in deciding planning applications.  You can also view the supporting background evidence for our local plan documents.

▼ Core Strategy (Policy COR1 - COR24)

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

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> 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

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> South Hams SAC Joint SPD (Consultation Draft) - Consultation ends Thursday 14th June at 5pm


Local Plan Review

The new Local Plan is now towards the end of the examination process. Visit the local plan review page for updates and 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