The Planning System in England and Wales
The planning system has a significant impact on the way in which we live, work and interact with the physical environment. It involves decisions about the future of our cities, towns and rural areas around the Severn Estuary.
A plan-led system: Each local planning authority around the estuary is required to produce planning documents explaining how planning will be managed in that area. Together, planning policy within these documents from all the Severnside local planning authorities provides an indication of future development around the Seven Estuary.
In England and Wales, there are separate but parallel planning systems
Decisions on development around the Estuary are guided by planning policies. Across England and Wales, there are two systems running in parallel which oversee planning in their area. (see Figure below)
- Statutory agencies
- Council officers
- Port/harbour authorities
- Neighbouring authorities
- Local/parish councillors
- Local business
For further details see:
Planning Bodies around the Severn Estuary
Each planning authority around the estuary has developed separate planning policy. Please click on the map below to take you to the main planning page of each authority’s website.
|Last Updated 2013|