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Local Development Scheme

LDS 2017

What is the Local Development Scheme?

The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 as amended by the Localism Act 2011 requires the council to prepare and maintain a Local Development Scheme (LDS). The Local Development Scheme (LDS) is a three year rolling project plan for producing the local development framework (LDF).

The Wiltshire LDS sets out the Development Plan Documents (DPDs) prioritised for production by Wiltshire Council and the timetable for their preparation that will, when complete, together with other adopted documents, comprise the Local Plan for Wiltshire. It also includes information on Neighbourhood Plans that form part of the development plan for Wiltshire, as well as those at an advanced stage of preparation.

The 2017 LDS

This full review of the LDS takes into account ongoing joint working with Swindon Borough Council and includes the following:

  • An updated timetable for the production of the Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations DPD. It will identify, where necessary, new sites for housing, to provide surety of delivery over the plan period to 2026. It will also include a review of the settlement boundaries in the Wiltshire Core Strategy.
  • A new timetable and scope for a Wiltshire Local Plan Review which incorporates the previously proposed partial review of the Wiltshire Core Strategy and Gypsy and Traveller DPD.

The Wiltshire Local Plan Review includes the council's commitment to the preparation of a new Joint Spatial Framework prepared in co-operation with Swindon Borough Council for the combined area of Swindon and Wiltshire.

The LDS does not include a timetable for the preparation of individual neighbourhood plans as the timing and delivery of these are the responsibility of the ‘qualifying bodies' which, in Wiltshire, is generally the parish councils. However, the LDS does provide a summary of those plans that have been made and now form part of the development plan and those that have progressed to at least the submission stage at the time of writing (August 2017).

The LDS recognises the need to review adopted Minerals and Waste DPDs to check their consistency with the NPPF and identify the need for any additional policy development.

The 2017 Local Development Scheme is available to download below.

Wiltshire Local Development Scheme 2017

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Wiltshire Local Development Scheme 2017

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Last updated: 25 October 2017 | Last reviewed: 25 October 2017