The study deals with dynamic suburbanisation based on the example of the communes surrounding Wroclaw. Preventing the negative effects of the process and exploiting it for development opportunities is a challenge to the spatial policy of suburban communes. The main objective is to investigate the impact of spatial policy implemented at the commune level on housing development in a given area. An analysis of the currently valid Study of the Conditions and Policies of Spatial Management of a Commune was made for individual communes. The housing policy created by municipalities located in the vicinity of the large city of Wroclaw was discussed with reference to these documents. The article is intended to show how local governments deal with this phenomenon at the planning level and what might be the consequences of their actions.