Adopted plans and policies
Collectively, the following documents comprise the 'The Development Plan' for St Helens Borough.
- St Helens Borough Local Plan up to 2037 (PDF) [12MB] (opens new window)
- St Helens Borough Local Plan - Policies Map (PDF) [17MB] (opens new window)
- Joint Merseyside and Halton Waste Plan (2013) (PDF) [4MB] (opens new window)
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:
- Affordable Housing (January 2010) (PDF) [2MB]
- Biodiversity (June 2011) (PDF) [5MB]
- Design & Crime (October 2009) (PDF) [6MB]
- Design Guidance (September 2007) (PDF) [8MB]
- Ensuring a Choice of Travel (June 2010) (PDF) [5MB]
- Householder Development (June 2011) (PDF) [3MB]
- Hot Food Takeaway (June 2011) (PDF) [4MB]
- King Street Design Brief (June 2011) (PDF) [4MB]
- List of Locally Important Buildings (June 2011) (PDF) [3MB]
- Local Economy (November 2013) (PDF) [1MB]
- New Residential Development (June 2011) (PDF) [2MB]
- Residential Character Areas (June 2011) (PDF) [8MB]
- Shopfronts (June 2011) (PDF) [3MB]
- Telecommunications (June 2008) (PDF) [1MB]
- Trees and Development (June 2008) (PDF) [4MB]
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: