Development policies

The Development Policies document provides a comprehensive set of policies which will provide the basis for determining detailed issues when dealing with planning applications.

Preparing the document has included wide ranging consultation and engagement with the public and interested parties, details and documents of the main stages are available below.

A senior government planning inspector found the Development Policies document sound after examining it throughout 2008.

​The Council adopted the Development Policies document on 15 April 2009.

The document now forms part of the Local Plan, the statutory development plan for Wakefield District, and replaces many of the policies in the UDP.

The document, the Planning Inspector's report and information relating to the adoption of the document are available below:

Archive Documents

Examination (August and December 2008)

Submission Consultation (January - February 2008) 

Preferred Options Consultation (January – March 2006)

Issues & Options Consultation (January – March 2005)

Early Community Engagement (2004)


Contact us

Spatial Policy Group

Planning Services
Wakefield Council
Wakefield One
PO Box 700

01924 306417 / 306495