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Local Development Scheme

The Local Development Scheme (LDS) is the production timetable that outlines what documents will be produced and when. Our Local Development Scheme sets out the programme for the production of local development documents over the next three years and is updated regularly.

The revised version sets out information on our programme of work on the final stages of the replacement Unitary Development Plan and on the plans to move forward with the new Local Plan.

The LDS is due to be updated. A decision has been made to delay the update of the LDS at this time due to implications arising from the Planning White Paper. An update will be made to the LDS at an appropriate date in the future. If you have any queries about the progression of the Local Plan or supporting documents, please contact us using

Local Development Scheme October 2017 (PDF) [2MB] (opens new window)

Local Development Scheme March 2013 (Word doc) [3MB] (opens new window)

Local Development Scheme December 2009 (PDF) [2MB] (opens new window)

Local Development Scheme March 2007 (PDF) [1MB] (opens new window)

Local Development Scheme March 2005 (PDF) [514KB] (opens new window)

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