Welcome to the Restormel
Borough Local Plan
In order to use this Interactive version of the Restormel
Borough Local Plan to its fullest potential it is strongly recommended
for the user to read the ‘How to Use’ guide that
follows before proceeding.
How to Use the Interactive Local Plan
The Local Plan is divided into 2 parts; Written Statement and
Maps. The Written Statement section is further divided into Contents,
Figures and Tables, Index of Policies and Plan Area.
Navigating around the Written Statement
By clicking on the ‘Contents’ link under the Written
Statement listing you will access the entire contents of the Written
Statement. Selection of the chapter title or sub-heading will open
the Written Statement into a new window, scrolled to the appropriate
position. Once this window is open you can scroll through the chapter
using either your scroll keys on your keyboard, the scroll bar
to the right of the screen or by the scroll wheel on your mouse
(if applicable). You can move between chapters by using the buttons
at the bottom of this screen or by closing the window and reselecting
from the contents menu. Close window once finished.
Figures and Tables
By clicking on the ‘Figures and Tables’ link under
the Written Statement listing you can access all figures and tables
located through out the Written Statement. Selection of any of
the figure or table links will open a new window with the relevant
information contained within. Close window once finished.
Index of Policies
By clicking on the ‘Index of Policies’ link under
the Written Statement listing you will view a complete list of
all the General and Site Specific Policies contained within the
Local Plan. By selecting any one of these Policy Number links (on
the right) a new window will open with the relevant policy text.
If the policy is ‘Site Specific’ then not only will
a window open with the policy text but another window with a listing
of locations where the policy appears in the Local Plan Mapping.
By clicking on these links in turn the relevant ‘Map Window’ will
appear showing the policies geographical position (see ‘Navigating
around the Maps’ section). Should there be multiple sites
where this policy occurs return to the listing using the back button
in your web browser and repeat the process to open the ‘Map
Window’. Once finished close any windows and return to the
main ‘Welcome’ Page.
By selecting the ‘Plan Area’ link an image of the
Restormel Borough and its environs will display in a new window.
This ‘simplified’ map shows major settlements and roads
within the Borough and the Neighbouring Authorities.
Navigating around the Maps
By clicking on the ‘Map Index’ link under the Maps
section, a map of the Borough and a ‘Drop Down Menu’ will
appear. Here you can either click anywhere on the ‘Green
area’ of the Restormel Borough to take you to the corresponding ‘Map
Tile’ in the ‘Map Window’, or you can select
a more specific location / Inset Map via the ‘Drop Down Menu’.
Located in this menu are all Inset and Proposals Maps that feature
in the printed version of the Local Plan. However to aid navigation,
all settlements that have multiple maps in the printed version
have been combined into one ‘seamless map’ for this
Navigating around the ‘Map Window’
By using any of the 2 methods described above will take you to
the ‘Map Window’. This consists of the main map image
(usually the central tile of the Inset selected), 2 ‘Locator’ Maps
and a ‘Drop Down Menu’.
The top ‘Locator’ Map on the right shows the geographical
location of the main map image within the Restormel Borough. The
lower ‘Locator’ Map shows the geographical location
of the main map image within the Inset itself.
By selecting the ‘Drop Down Menu’ below the ‘Locator’ Maps
you can access quick routes back to the Home, Local Plan Index,
Maps Index, Written Statement and Help Pages of the Interactive
Local Plan. Also located in this ‘Drop Down Menu’ is
a link to the ‘Key’ page. On selection a new window
will appear showing all the colours and styles used in the mapping
to represent the policies featured within the Local Plan. This
is a useful guide when identifying policies shown on the maps,
it is highly recommended that you leave this window open whilst
navigating the ‘Map Window’.
You can navigate around the currently selected Inset Map by using
the arrows located around the main map image. By clicking on these
the next ‘Map Tile’ in that direction with appear.
For moving larger distances you can click on either of the two ‘Locator’ Maps
to the right. Please note that any movement of the main map image
will be correspondingly matched by the Blue locations on the ‘Locator’ Maps.
By hovering your mouse over the main map image a 'tip tag' indicating
what policies apply to the relevant position of your mouse. By
clicking at that position you will either open a new window with
the corresponding Policy text or where multiple policies exist
a listing of all policies for that location. By selecting each
one in turn the relevant text will appear. Use the back button
in your web browser to return to the listing.
A visual guide to navigation around the map window can
be viewed by clicking here...