The Planning Strategy team prepares the Local Plan and planning guidance to shape the way in which Stroud District is developed in the future.
The development plan for Stroud District
The Development Plan for Stroud consists of a series of documents which are used to determine planning applications.
Stroud District Local Plan
The Local Plan provides a positive planning policy framework for the District up until 2031.
How the Local Plan was prepared
Information on how the current Local Plan emerged, from initial consultations on early drafts, through to examination and adoption.
Local Development Scheme
View the programme for future planning policy documents.
Stroud District Local Plan review
Stroud District Local Plan review.
Planning strategy consultations
View details about consultations on the Local Plan and other planning policy documents
Details about, and documents supporting, the creation and use of neighbourhood plans and other neighbourhood planning tools
Supplementary guidance is used to assist decision making on planning applications. Our supplementary guidance includes advice on design, conservation areas, outdoor playspace provision, landscape assessment and affordable housing. Some documents are thematic, and some are site-specific.
Supporting evidence for the Local Plan and other policy documents on a range of topics, including environment, housing, economy, employment, infrastructure, settlements' role and function, viability and land availability assessments.
Including the latest housing and employment land availability reports (HLA and ELA) and our five year housing land supply reports. The implementation of planning policies is also monitored on a continuous basis.
Other policy documents
View waste, minerals, transport and HRA policy documents relevant for Stroud District
Community Infrastructure Levy
The Council has worked to bring in CIL to pay for future infrastructure.
Brownfield Land Register
View the statutory register of previously developed land appropriate for residential development.