Good housing design contributes to a safe, attractive and healthy borough comprised of interesting and environmentally friendly buildings which are sympathetic to Doncaster’s character and which improve the quality of local neighbourhoods for the benefit of the community and environment.
There is a pressing need for the built environment to become more environmentally friendly.
Doncaster Council's first Environment Strategy was adopted by Cabinet on 5 December 2012.
Part of the Doncaster Unitary Development Plan (UDP) continues to be used to decide planning applications.
Through the Localism Act the government is giving local communities powers to have a direct say in the future development of their neighbourhood, parish or town. A Neighbourhood Plan is a planning document that guides and shapes development in the local area and is created by local people.
The Green Space documents provide information on the location, coverage and provision of green spaces in Doncaster, they also assess the UDP policies which apply to green spaces.
The Development and Floodrisk Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) has been produced to provide guidance to planning applicants and others involved in the planning process.
The aim of the Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is to provide robust, up-to date design policy guidance for applicants, agents, developers and designers.
The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) (along with the Local Development Scheme (LDS)) outlines the procedure for producing the Local Plan.
As part of the early engagement stage of the new Doncaster Local Plan, a 'Call for Sites' was undertaken for a period of eight weeks between October and December 2014 to establish which sites landowners and developers wish to see considered for development through the new Local Plan.