These are the “Planning Bibles” which identify the main sites for future residential and commercial developments, and set out the policies against which planning applications will be assessed. Local Plans are under consultation following guidance in the National Planning Policy Framework. It is very important to put potential development sites forward at the right time, and to follow these up during the emerging draft local plans, to maximise their likely inclusion in the final version. In some cases, it may be appropriate to enter into option or planning promotion agreements with a developer or promoter, who will then take responsibility for your site during the planning process. We have a planning consultant and architect with extensive experience of this work, contacts in several local planning authorities, and considerable experience in negotiating option and planning promotion agreements with developers and promoters.