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Green Belt Supplementary Planning Document

Read the Green Belt SPD (PDF) [391KB]

New  development is generally not allowed in Green Belt. Unless it meets one of the exceptions list:

This SPD provides further guidance to help applicants understand:

  • how we will assess their proposals for new development
  • if their proposals for new development fall within one of these exceptions

We carried out a four-week consultation on the draft Green Belt SPD in February/March 2023. You can view the SPD draft together with the responses that we received. (opens new window)

We also carried out a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA) screening. Read our determination statement. (PDF) [488KB]

We made the decision to adopt the SPD on 23 November 2023. (opens new window)

You may also wish to read our  adoption statement (PDF) [123KB] and  consultation statement. (PDF) [271KB]