Planning Policies/Plans

Halton Delivery and Allocations Local Plan (DALP)

Proposed Draft Submission (August 2019)

​The Council published the Proposed Submission Draft of the Delivery and Allocations Local Plan (DALP) for an eight week period of consultation from 25th July 2019 to 19th September 2019.

Unfortunately there was a material drafting error to policy CS(R)13: Affordable Housing, whereby the required tenure mix as informed by the Whole Plan Viability Assessment was omitted.  In order to ensure fairness to all parties and avoid delay in progressing the Plan towards adoption, the Council is relaunching the consultation on the Plan, to run for six weeks from the 8th August 2019 until the 19​th September 2019.

The revised consultation document also contains a couple of very minor non-material corrections, as set out in the Version Control box at the beginning of the revised document.  In addition, the Policies Map has been amended to aid clarity.  Changes are restricted to restructured Key and amended tones for better differentiation where there are multiple overlapping designations. NO boundaries have been altered.

This is the final round of public consultation on the content of the Local Plan prior to it being submitted to the Secretary of State who will appoint an independent Inspector to hold an examination into the 'soundness' of the Plan.

As this is the penultimate stage of preparing the Plan the subsequent examination will need to consider a number of legal tests as well as the overall 'soundness' of the Plan, the Council will only be able to accept 'duly made' responses received during the formal consultation period.

This Local Plan will replace the remaining policies and the Proposal Map from the Unitary Development Plan including allocating land for development to 2037 and redefining the extent of the Green Belt in Halton.

As this the penultimate stage of preparing the Plan and the examination will need to consider a number of legal tests as well as the overall 'soundness' of the Plan, the Council will only be able to accept 'duly made' responses received during the formal consultation period.​

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Supporting Assessments & Evidence Base >>

Core Strategy Local Plan

The Core Strategy local plan is the strategic local plan for the borough. It sets out the spatial vision for the borough through to 2028, and a range of strategic objectives and policies.  It was adopted in April 2013. 

Adoption documents accompanying the Halton Core Strategy Local Plan:

Unitary Development Plan

The Unitary Development Plan (UDP) was adopted by Halton Borough Council on 7th April 2005 and is made up of a Written Statement containing the policies and a Proposals Map showing where policies apply.

Since adoption a number of policies have lapsed or been superseded by policies in the Core Strategy and Joint Waste Local Plans.  A list showing the Status of the UDP Policies has been prepared.

The remaining 'saved' policies continue as part of the current statutory Development Plan for the borough. These will be replaced in due course by the Delivery and Allocations Local Plan.

Joint Merseyside and Halton Waste Local Plan

The Joint Merseyside and Halton Waste Local Plan (Waste Local Plan) sets out the planning strategy for sustainable waste management to 2025. 

The six councils of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral have prepared the Joint Waste Local Plan for the sub-region. The purpose of the Joint Waste Local Plan is to enable the adequate provision of waste management facilities (including disposal) in appropriate locations for municipal, commercial and industrial, construction, demolition and excavation, and hazardous wastes. 

A copy of the adopted Joint Waste Local Plan and accompanying documents are available below: