Planning policy

Planning policy

The Dartmoor Local Plan 2018 – 2036 contains the policies we use to determine planning applications in Dartmoor National Park.

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When making a decision on a planning application, we must also consider:

Our Local Plan and Guidance is supported by evidence and research.

Our Frequently Asked Questions answer common queries about planning policy, how it is used and the Forward Planning team's role.

The new Local Plan

The Dartmoor Local Plan was adopted on the 3 December 2021. It is now the development plan for Dartmoor National Park, it is used for deciding planning applications in the National Park and replaces the previous local plan documents.

Go to the Local Plan page