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A revised Local Development Scheme (LDS) was approved by Cabinet on 21st November 2019.


Local Development Scheme 2019 


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 (Completed)

Adoption

April 2020

Review

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 2020

Draft Plan Consultation

November 2020

Publication (Proposed Submission)

February 2022

Submission

July 2022

Hearings

September 2022

Adoption

April 2023


New Local Plan:

Issues Consultation

November 2020

Draft Plan Consultation

November 2021

Publication (Proposed Submission)

November 2022 

Submission

February 2023

Hearings

August 2023

Adoption

February 2024

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