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The Planning Policy Team puts together the city’s planning policy, including:
- The Local Development Framework (LDF) – this is the term used to describe the set of documents which will eventually include all of the planning authority's local development documents, one of which will be the City Plan (previously known as the Core Strategy.) As these new documents are adopted by the council, they will eventually replace the Brighton & Hove Local Plan adopted in 2005.
- Waste and Minerals Planning- the team works jointly with East Sussex County Council and the South Downs National Park Authority on the framework for waste and minerals planning across East Sussex and Brighton & Hove.
- Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD's) - provide detailed guidance on how policies in the saved Local Plan and replacement documents such as the City Plan will be implemented.
- Planning Advice Notes (PAN's) - offer detailed technical advice and information on implementing certain policies. They are subject to limited stakeholder consultation and are not part of the Local Development Framework.
- Development Briefs for key city sites are prepared by the Planning Projects Team.
- The team also monitors information about development in the city and assesses the sustainability and environmental impact of major plans. It also administers developer contributions to affordable housing, community facilities and transport improvements across the city. The team were responsible for authoring the Site Waste Management Plan checklist.
- In the past the team have been involved with what was known as 'Regional Planning'. More information can be found on our South East Plan page.