Decision details

Revisions to the Local Development Scheme (LDS - Local Plan work programme)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report sets out proposed changes to the work programme for updating the adopted Local Plan. 


In December 2021, Cabinet agreed a new Local Development Scheme (LDS).  The LDS needs to be updated, to reflect changes in circumstances affecting Local Plan progression.


The key elements of the Local Development Scheme (the Local Plan work programme), and the revised timetable, are set out in this report.


Cabinet agreed the proposals for the revised Local Development Scheme.

Reasons for the decision:

  • To maintain and update a work programme for the Council’s Local Plan-related work, known as the Local Development Scheme (LDS), in accordance with the relevant legislation and guidance; and
  • To recognise the changes in circumstances that have occurred since the previous LDS was published in December 2021.

Alternative options considered:

There were two options open to the Council:


  1. to continue the work programme as currently set out in the agreed LDS; or
  2. To amend the LDS as set out in this report.


It was recommended that Option 2 is followed. It is not considered, given the range of uncertainties that exist, that it is prudent to push forward the update of the Plan until those uncertainties are resolved to the extent that there is a clear way forward in terms of the key issues for the Plan.

Report author: Adrian Verrall

Publication date: 20/06/2022

Date of decision: 16/06/2022

Decided at meeting: 16/06/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 28/06/2022

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