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A revised Local Development Scheme (LDS) was approved by Cabinet on 9th May 2013.

(superseded) Local Development Scheme 2013

The new LDS provides a timetable for the adoption of the Local Plan Part 3 (LP3, development management policies). It also sets in place an updated timescale for the review of the Core Strategy and the Allocations and Infrastructure Development Plan Document (AIDPD, to form one overall Local Plan).

The LDS sets key milestones for the preparation and revision of the elements of the Local Plan.

In summary these are as follows:


Local Plan Part 3 (development management policies):


December 2012-May 2013


July 2013



Local Plan Review (Core Strategy, AIDPD and LP3):

Sustainability Appraisal Scoping

May 2013

Preparation Stage Consultation

January 2014

Publication Stage Consultation

October 2014


December 2014


February 2015


May 2015



Details of the compliance with LDS timetables can be found within the Annual Monitoring Report produced in December each year.

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