The local development plan for Slough

The Local Development Plan for Slough sets out the long term overall vision for how the area should develop, and a strategy for how this should take place. The plan must comply with the legal requirements set by national government, and also meet the needs of local residents and businesses.

This policy sets the framework for making decisions on individual planning applications. All planning applications – whether for a small extension to a building, or for a large development of multiple houses – must be approved or rejected in line with the policies in the development plan, unless any other strong planning reasons emerge.
The Local Development Plan for Slough is comprised of:

  • The Core Strategy Development Plan Document
  • Site Allocations Development Plan Document
  • Local Plan Saved Policies
  • The Minerals and Waste Local Plan Policies
  • Proposals Map
  • Supplementary residential extension guidelines (RESPD) which provide information on what kinds of residential extensions are considered acceptable in Slough. More information on the RESPD can be found here.

The council is currently working on a new Local Plan. More information on the emerging Local Plan for Slough can be found here.

For more information on how our local planning policies work within the National Planning Policy Framework, visit our information page.

Contact the planning policy team

Contact the planning policy team