Planning Guidance for New Developments

From 1st April 2011, following adoption of the Stockport LDF Core Strategy DPD, the policies which are used to manage development in Stockport are those set out in the Core Strategy along with those policies of the Stockport Unitary Development Plan (UDP) Review (May 2006) which are not superseded by the Core Strategy.

In addition, the North West Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS) (September 2008)  remains part of the statutory development plan but the government’s stated intention to abolish this is considered to be a material factor in planning matters.

As well as these there is a suite of Planning Policy Statements (PPS) and Planning Policy Guidance (PPG)  notes which provide a national strategic overview.

These documents can be viewed at

Please note that at the Full Council meeting on 17th March 2011 it was resolved that all undetermined development applications validated prior to the Core Strategy coming into force for the development management decision making process on 1st April 2011, will be considered against policies set out in the UDP Review.

Additionally the Council has produced a suite of Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD)

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) notes which provide advice on how planning policies can be implemented.