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A revised Local Development Scheme (LDS) was approved by Cabinet on 21st November 2016.

Local Development Scheme 2016

The new LDS 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 Review (Core Strategy, AIDPD and LP3):

Sustainability Appraisal Scoping

May 2013 (completed)

Preparation Stage Consultation

January 2014 (completed)

Publication Stage Consultation

February – April 2015 (completed)

Modifications Consultation

January - February 2017


March 2017


September 2017


January 2018



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

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