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Forward and Area Planning

We are responsible for preparing the Sheffield Local Plan, the Statement of Community Involvement and assisting neighbourhood planning.  We advise on the use and development of land and buildings, including interpretation of the Core Strategy, the Unitary Development Plan and the Draft City Policies and Sites.

We provide the primary link between the Planning Service and Local Area Partnerships.  We also provide a planning and design service to support the city's Housing Regeneration Programme through the Planning Delivery Service.

Please be aware that planning advice charges now apply.  You may be able to find the information you need from the policies, plans, guidance and reports web page or from the links above. 

The Interim Forward and Area Planning Team Manager is Simon Vincent on telephone 0114 2734157.

For additional information on:

  • Sheffield Local Plan, please contact Richard Holmes on 0114 2053387

  • Area Planning and Statement of Community Involvement, please contact Laurie Platt on 0114 2053075

  • Neighbourhood Planning, please contact Debbie Merrill on 0114 2053075

  • Planning Delivery Service, please contact Andy van Vliet on 0114 2734992.

If you need more information about us, select one of the links below:

For general enquiries/admin assistance, please contact Amanda, Louise or Jeanette on 0114 2734157 or email

  • Modified: Apr 15, 2014 10:44:35 AM