The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) (along with the Local Development Scheme (LDS)) outlines the procedure for producing the Local Plan.
Doncaster Council's first Environment Strategy was adopted by Cabinet on 5 December 2012.
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.
Shale gas is the same as the natural gas (methane) obtained from gas fields in the North Sea. Methane is the gas used for domestic heating, cooking and electricity generation. Shale gas is obtained direct from the source rock (shale, sandstone, limestone) which has to be micro-fractured to allow the gas to flow. The fractures are so small they are held open by grains of sand!
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.
There is a pressing need for the built environment to become more environmentally friendly.
Work has been undertaken to identify potential amendments to settlement boundaries in the borough:
Follow the links below for information about the Planning Documents prepared by the Council, including the emerging Local Plan:
Various reports are produced to monitor the implementation of the council's Planning Policies.
The building control system exists to make sure that buildings are properly designed and constructed so as to ensure the health, safety, welfare and convenience of people using them.