Duty to Cooperate

The Duty to Cooperate, introduced by the Government through the Localism Act 2011, requires all Local Planning Authorities to demonstrate that they have considered and appropriately addressed cross boundary strategic issues throughout their plan preparation.

Local Plan Review

The Council is required to cooperate with neighbouring authorities and prescribed statutory bodies (e.g. the Environment Agency) to address strategic issues, and will be required to demonstrate to a Planning Inspector at public examination into our new Local Plan that the Council has met this Duty and that the plan reflects this co-operation.

In order to demonstrate this cooperation, the Council has produced a Duty to Cooperate Schedule setting out the issues and the steps to be taken to consider these issues. The Schedule is a ‘live document' and will be updated on an on-going basis:

The Council has been working closely with our neighbouring authorities and is evidenced through Member and/or officer attendance at cross boundary meetings, and through representations to neighbouring authorities' Local Plan consultations.

Data Protection

The Strategic Planning Team manages and maintains a register of persons who have an interest in local planning documents (Local Plan Database); those who wish to register land for future development on our Self and Custom Build Register and/or Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA); and regarding Empty Properties. In order to do this in an effective way we will need to collect and use personal information about you. For more information about how we process this data see Strategic Planning Team - Data Protection


Local Plans
Email: localplans@sstaffs.gov.uk
Telephone: (01902) 696000


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