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Adopted plans and policies

Collectively, the following documents comprise the 'The Development Plan' for St Helens Borough.

Local Plans

Area Action Plans

Planning law requires that decisions on planning applications be made in the context of national planning policy, the Development Plan for the area and any other material considerations.

Upon adoption, the new Local Plan for St Helens will replace the Core Strategy and saved policies of the Unitary Development Plan.

More information on the Joint Merseyside and Halton Waste Plan is available on the Merseyside Environmental Advisory Service (MEAS) website.

Adopted Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs)

There are a series of adopted Supplementary Planning Documents. These provide additional guidance to the interpretation and application of policies contained in the adopted Plans. These documents can demonstrate through illustrations, text and practical examples how policies can be taken forward. 

The following SPDs have been produced:

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) do not have Development Plan status.

Adopted Development Briefs

Development Briefs provide further guidance for the development of specific areas. The following Development Brief has been produced: