The Sutton Poyntz Society has five main policy documents that define and constrain how it works:

The new Planning Policy was written in 2012 with an enhancement in 2017 to incorporate responsibility for economic well-being along with social and environmental; it encompasses much of the material from the 1999 Village Survey, and replaces the previous Conservation PolicyPlanning Policy, and Trees Policy (N.B. look at the Trees Protection page for the legal constraints on tree cutting, pruning etc.)