Each year we publish an Authority Monitoring Report (previously referred to as the Annual Monitoring Report). The aim of the report is to show how our planning policies are contributing towards regenerating the city and bringing forward sustainable development, while safeguarding the environment.

It sets out what progress we have made in putting together a policy framework for decisions on planning applications and reviews what effect policies are having on the delivery of priorities for the city.

Planning policy has the potential to contribute towards many of our corporate priorities, namely increasing the availability and affordability of homes, regenerating the city, making the city cleaner and greener, reducing crime and the fear of crime and making it easier for people to access shops and services close to where they live.

Therefore it is important to assess whether the policies are delivering, or whether they need to be changed to work better towards achieving council priorities.