Land constraints and residential design guidance

How to search for land constraints.

The Council's maps enable you to search for land constraints. For example, if your site is located in the Green Belt or an area liable to flood.

The Council has produced a Residential Design Guide which provides useful guidance for all types of development from householder proposals to large scale residential schemes. If your development lies within the settlements of the western part of the Borough the Western Urban Area Character Appraisal document also contains useful guiding principles. For the full suite of policy documents please see the planning policy webpages.