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Local Development Scheme


Councils must produce a Local Development Scheme (LDS), which sets out details of the planning policy documents that the Council has adopted or is currently preparing, and those it intends to prepare.

The LDS provides information to interested parties to help them participate in the plan-making process.

The current LDS came into effect in June 2020 and updates and replaces the LDS approved in September 2019.

The LDS gives local residents and other interested parties information about

  • the documents the Council will be preparing
  • the subject matter and geographical area to which these documents relate
  • the timetable for their preparation and adoption

A copy of the current LDS is available below: