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National planning: core documents library

List of national planning documents that are submitted frequently as part of the planning appeal process.

Parties can now refer to these materials within their submissions, rather than continuously supplying copies of documents.

To submit materials to be considered as part of this collection, email them to

The following are materials that have been accepted as core documents for the national planning core document library.

To submit a document on this list as part of your document list, either hyperlink the document name to this page or provide this URL address. You must still refer to the relevant section e.g. Local development plan - Chapter 3 - Section 7.2

National planning documents

Frequently used planning advice notes

Frequently used planning circulars

Full list of circulars, planning advice notes, letters from chief planner etc


Twitter: Planning and Environmental Appeals


Telephone: 01324 696400

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4 Oct 2017
National planning: core documents library