Planning policy

Existing Watford Local Plan

The Watford Local Plan sets out the vision for the Borough and how new development will contribute towards achieving this. It contains planning policies and guidance that are used to make planning decisions and determine planning applications.

Documents making up the Local Plan

Planning decisions are made in accordance with the following Local Plan documents:

Other planning documents taken into consideration when making planning decisions include:

Local Plan - Part 2 Site Allocations and Development Management policies 2006-31

The public were consulted on Local Plan Part 2 in the autumn of 2016 which contained draft planning policies and site allocations. In October 2017 the Council decided not to progress this work. Instead, the Council will focus on preparing the emerging new Local Plan.

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