The planning team prepares local planning documents for the city and undertakes joint planning with East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
Hull local plan
On Thursday 23 November 2017 we adopted the Hull Local Plan 2016-2032.
The Local Plan is part of the statutory development plan for Hull, and it will be used to guide new development in the city for the next 15 years, up to 2032. The Local Plan provides a vision and strategic priorities for the city, and policies with supporting text based around key themes. The document needs to be read as a whole to understand fully the spatial issues facing the city and the interrelationships between policies.
A Policies Map accompanies the Local Plan document and this shows the spatial representation of the Local Plan policies, including site allocations and land use designations.
The Local Plan is accompanied by a Sustainability Appraisal. The Sustainability Appraisal assesses the Local Plan policies individually and as a whole against 21 environmental, social and economic objectives. It considers the likely impacts and ways to mitigate these impacts. Previous stages of the Plan have also been appraised against the objectives, and this helped inform the final policies in this Plan. The Sustainability Appraisal also includes a Health Impact Assessment and Equalities Impact Assessment, to ensure that the Plan is the most appropriate. The documents refer to the appraisal undertaken for the Publication Plan, and modifications made at Submission and Examination of the Plan.
Authority Monitoring Report
It should be noted that the National Planning Policy Framework requires Local Councils to set out strategic priorities through a Local Plan. The Hull Local Plan has been adopted and is being monitored to ensure it reflects the strategic priorities identified.
It is also a requirement of all Council’s to publish, at least annually, progress on the Local Plan and details of co-operation with neighbouring authorities, together with specified details of housing supply and demand and details of the community infrastructure levy. The report also refers to economic statistics such as employment figures and retail as well as developments (including infrastructure) which have been delivered within the city. An Authority Monitoring Report will continue to be produced annually