The Development Plan for Three Rivers currently comprises the following documents:
Three Rivers Core Strategy 2011 - 2026
Produced by Three Rivers District Council it covers the whole of the District and sets out in broad terms how we will plan for and deal with future development. It contains important policies to help address the pressing need for affordable housing and sufficient services such as schooling in the area as well as promoting more sustainable development in general.
The Core Strategy was adopted on 17 October 2011.
Site Allocations Local Development Document
Produced by Three Rivers District Council, the Site Allocations LDD supports the delivery of the Core Strategy and allocates specific sites to meet needs for housing, employment, education, shopping and open spaces in Three Rivers.
The Site Allocations LDD was adopted on the 25 November 2014.
Development Management Policies
The Development Management Policies sets out the criteria against which all planning applications within the District will be considered, alongside those set out in the adopted Core Strategy as well as National Planning Policy.
The Development Management Policies was adopted on 26 July 2013.
In addition to the above documents, Supplementary Planning Guidance and Supplementary Planning Documents help to give guidelines on how the Council takes account of some detailed considerations in Planning.
The Hertfordshire Minerals Local Plan 2002 – 2016 and Waste Core Strategy and Development Management Policies 2011-2026 and Waste Site Allocations Development Plan Document 2011-2026.
Produced by Hertfordshire County Council, they cover the whole of the County. They contain all detailed planning policy and proposals relating to minerals and waste.
Further information is available on the Hertfordshire County Council website.
Government Policy and Planning Guidance
The Local Plan and Supplementary Planning Guidance must be written in accordance with government policy. If Government produce policy more up to date than a Council's District Plan, then the Council must take this into account when considering planning applications. The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is responsible for producing national planning policy, including the National Planning Policy Framework published in March 2012.