Local plans

We collect and publish data on planning policies and decisions. One of the main areas we are exploring is local plans.

Local plans are a rich source of information. A local plan sets out all local planning policies and decisions for authorities. It identifies how land is used, decides what will be built where and is used to determine all local planning decisions. Every local planning authority is required to update its local plan every 5 years.

Local plans might be made up from following datasets: