Adopted Local Plan 2004

The Stevenage District Plan Second Review was withdrawn at the Annual Council Meeting on 22 May 2019. It was originally adopted in December 2004 and set out the policies and proposals for controlling and allocating development and for protecting and enhancing the environment from 2004 - 2011. Policies in the plan that are relevant to a planning application were used when determining the application.

Some of the policies in the District Plan have been deleted. Following the publication of the Government's National Planning Policy Framework, we give "due weight" to the saved policies of the District Plan.

You can still view a composite version of the District Plan by downloading the PDF file below. This version, which is not formally adopted in this form, is for reference and only includes the saved policies. It consolidates the old adopted plan in light of changes since 2004 and excludes the supporting text.

Important information

Please read the following important information on planning policy before reading the District Plan:

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District Plan Second Review


Adopted Plan

Contact details

Planning Policy
Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House

01438 242865