Planning Policies/Plans

Halton Delivery and Allocations Local Plan (DALP)

The Council consulted on the first draft of its new Local Plan, the Delivery and Allocations Local Plan (incorporating revised Core Strategy Policies) between the 4th January and the 15th February 2018.

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.

The Draft Plan

Council officers are currently processing the representations received to this consultation.  These will be reported to Members in due course together with recommended changes to the Plan in response to the representations received and changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and national Planning Practice Guidance .           



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:

Castlefields Regeneration

In consultation with the local community a Masterplan for Castlefields was published in 2003. The Castlefields Masterplan and Action Plan provide a blueprint for the regeneration of the area. The Masterplan identifies five specific roles for the Castlefields Regeneration Partnership:

  • Guardian of the overall regeneration vision for Castlefields
  • Champion the renaissance of Castlefields
  • Co-ordination of existing projects and finance
  • Co-ordination of existing projects and finance
  • Facilitating, co-ordinating and procuring physical and social programmes
  • Ensuring long-term stewardship and management of Castlefields

In April 2005, to support the ongoing regeneration of the area, Castlefields was designated as a regeneration action area within the Halton Unitary Development Plan. This designation provides a flexible planning framework to facilitate the physical and environmental improvement of the area. In September 2005, Halton Council adopted a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) to guide future development within the Castlefields and Norton Priory Action Area. Download a copy of the Castlefields Masterplan and the Castlefields and Norton Priory Action Area Supplementary Planning Document.

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: