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A revised Local Development Scheme (LDS) was approved by Cabinet on 22nd November 2018.

Local Development Scheme 2018

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:

Sustainability Appraisal Scoping May 2013 (completed)
Preparation Stage Consultation January 2014 (completed)
Publication Stage Consultation February – April 2015 (completed)
Modifications Consultation January – February 2017 (completed)
Submission March 2017 (completed)
Hearings September 2018 (Preliminary hearings completed) - Main Hearings February 2019
Adoption July - September 2019
Revision 2020

*subject to hearing dates set by the Planning Inspectorate and receipt of the Inspector’s report

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

Greater Exeter Strategic Plan:

Issues Consultation February 2017 (completed) 
Draft policies and site options

June 2019

Draft Plan Consultation November 2019
Publication (Proposed Submission) February 2021
Submission July 2021
Hearings September 2021

April 2022

New Local Plan:

Issues Consultation September 2020
Draft Plan Consultation September 2021
Publication (Proposed Submission) September 2022 
Submission December 2022
Hearings May 2023

November 2023


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