Evidence on current and future retail and leisure requirements including an overview of existing provision within our town centres and hot food takeaways.
We are preparing a new Local Plan to shape how Doncaster develops: how we want it to look and feel; and the policies and proposals needed to guide development to the right places whilst protecting and improving the environment and people’s quality of life.
As part of the preparation for the Local Plan, it is necessary to form a settlement hierarchy, on which the development strategy will be based. This will inform the location of housing and employment sites, as well as other development.
The Doncaster Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) is an early stage of the evidence base for the new Doncaster Local Plan. It includes information on a large initial pool of sites and whether they could be developed. Further assessment is required on their suitability before any site is included in the Local Plan.
Doncaster Council is preparing a new Local Plan that will have a big influence on the amount and location of new development across the borough in the period up to 2032.
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.
The Government attaches great importance to Green belt. The fundamental aim of Green Belt policy is to prevent urban sprawl by keeping land permanently open; essential characteristics of Green belt are their openness and their permanence.
A range of evidence is being produced to accompany the Local Plan.
The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) (along with the Local Development Scheme (LDS)) outlines the procedure for producing the Local Plan.
The council has produced Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) to provide further guidance about the implementation of specific planning policies.