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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. 


Email enquiries

Please email your enquiries to


Telephone enquiries

For general enquiries about planning policy, please contact us on 0114 2734157.

For enquires relating to a planning application or for information on how to obtain pre-application advice, please contact our Development Management team on 0114 2039183.

For additional information on:

Postal Address

Forward and Area Planning
Sheffield City Council
Howden House
1 Union Street
S1 2SH


In person

You can visit First Point to discuss your enquiry but you should send details of your enquiry through first to ensure the correct person is available to speak to you.

First Point opening hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm.


Interim Forward and Area Planning Team Manager

For any comments on the service Forward and Area Planning provides, please contact Simon Vincent 0114 2735259.


Further information

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


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