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Joint structure plan

What is a structure plan?

A structure plan is document which sets out the strategy for the future development and use of land in an area. Structure plans provide an overall approach to ensuring sustainable development takes place both now and in the future.

However, as a strategic document, it does not allocate specific sites for development or include detailed planning policies – these are set out in Local Plans. The Local Plans and the Joint Structure Plan will be replaced in due course by the Local Development Framework (LDF).

A Joint Structure Plan for Kingston upon Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire (JSP)
was adopted in 2005 and covers the Hull and East Riding area.

Joint Structure Plan (pdf 5.8mb opens in new window)

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Which policies have been saved?

A number of policies within the Joint Structure Plan have expired. Those that remain are called 'saved' policies. The requirement to do this was set out in the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act (2004). The Government issued a Direction which lists those policies from the Joint Structure Plan that are ‘saved’ beyond 28 June 2008. Any policies not listed in the Direction (the letters below) have now expired.

Joint Structure Plan – Saved policies letter (pdf 103kb opens in new window)

N.B. Whilst the RSS is expected to be abolished soon, those policies within the JSP
which were deleted/replaced in June 2008 have not been re-instated.

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What policies will be used in the future?

In time, the Joint Structure Plan will be replaced by the Local Development Framework (LDF). The LDF comprises a number of different documents, and before
each one can be adopted, they are subject to public consultation at various stages.

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