District Plan

Help & Instructions

1. The main menu can be found at the top. This will take you to the main sections within the Local Plan. There is a HOME button linking back to the main Stevenage web site and a Contact button should you wish to send an Email message.
When you select 'Written Statement' from the main menu, the Contents page appears.

2. Information showing the position within the web site together with active links to make site navigation easier.

3. Written Statement Chapter links. You can access chapters and appendices etc., using the menu on the left-hand side.

4. Main Content area showing the Written Statement text.

image showing main menu items

5. links to the detailed Proposals Map tiles from the main Location Map are shown with a green box.

6. links to the Inset Maps from the main Location Map are made by clicking within the small areas.
Please note that when exploring the main Proposals Map locator, if the mouse pointer turns into a hand with it's finger pointing, this area is active and when selected will take you to a more detailed map of this region.

image showing location map

7. Map Index Panel - for choosing adjacent map tiles and also shows which tile is being viewed.

8. KEY to map symbols with links directly to appropriate Policies in the Written Statement.

9. Cross References to Written Statement Policies - In the interactive online version, clicking on them will take you to the appropriate Policy statement.

image showing main map pages

10. Policy Number and Policy Text - this sets out what developments will and won’t get planning permission and, where appropriate, the criteria that have to be met for planning permission to be granted. Underlined links will show related text or maps.

image of Policy box

11. StreetFinder Alpha list - for choosing Street Names: links from selected street names to the map tile containing the name; the map will not be centred directly over the name.

image of StreetFinder

12. Postcode Search: links from typed postcodes showing the postcode boundary overlaid on to the appropriate map tile. Click on the map to see the Policies applying to the immediate area and then use the browser back button to return to the postcode map tile; the map will not be centred directly over the postcode.

image showing Postcode Search

Based upon the Ordnance Survey mapping.

Ordnance Survey copyright note

You can also use the "Back Button" in the main Browser Menu to return to previous pages that have already been viewed.

Where maps cannot be shown in full on-screen, you are able to navigate around them by selecting your desired location using the small Map Index Panel (7) on the top of the Key. Your browser will automatically add scroll bars if you view on smaller monitors.

Use the browser window's scroll bars to view all information if you have a smaller monitor.

Some of the map images and Written Statement chapter pages have quite large file sizes and will therefore take a short while to download into your browser window. This is quite normal but can be frustrating. When you have viewed the page once, however, the second visit will be much faster because the page will already be in your computer's memory cache.

The web site has been designed and produced by
ESR Cartography Ltd, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 8BR