Previously, we were required to prepare and publish a Local Development Scheme which set out how and when the various component documents of our Local Development Framework would be produced. The Scheme included a timetable detailing the processes involved in document preparation, production and consultation. The timetable identified key milestones during document production and we used these milestones to monitor the progress of the local development documents.
During September 2012, our Planning Policy Sub Committee agreed a new Local Plan Programme that replaces the Local Development Scheme above. The new Programme follows a similar format to the previous Scheme but now uses simplified nomenclature, now making reference to the local plan rather than using complex terminology such as local development framework, local development documents and development plan documents. It is hoped that this will make it easier to understand. On Thursday 18 September 2014 the Council's Licensing and Planning Policy Committee agreed a revised version of the Local Plan Programme.
The Programme sets out how the Local Plan’s key documents will be produced. It includes a timetable outlining the processes involved in their preparation, production and consultation. The timetable identifies key milestones during document production. We will use these milestones to monitor the progress of the Programme.
The Programme focuses upon the key documents, which along with the Core Strategy and Plan E will form the Local Plan for the Borough. The Programme sets out how the production of these documents will be managed, providing an overview of their projected timetables, resource implications and potential risks. Care has been taken to ensure that the timetable for the production of these documents is realistic and achievable.
The new Local Plan Programme is available to view below:
Local Plan Programme September 2014 (pdf - 500kb)