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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.

Local Development Scheme 2019

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 which is now at Examination. The plan identifies new sites for housing, to provide surety of delivery over the plan period to 2026. It also includes a review of settlement boundaries in the Wiltshire Core Strategy.
  • A revised timetable for the Wiltshire Local Plan1 Review in response to the revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework (2018 and 2019) and the consequential changing nature of joint working with Swindon Borough Council.

The programme for the preparation of the Wiltshire Local Plan Review includes the Council's commitment to the preparation of a Statement of Common Ground, prepared in co-operation with Swindon Borough Council to confirm the extent of joint working between the two authorities.

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 (March 2019).

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 2019 Local Development Scheme is available to download below.

Wiltshire Local Development Scheme 2019

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Wiltshire Local Development Scheme 2019

Wiltshire Local Development Scheme 2019

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Previous Versions

The LDS was last reviewed in September 2017 to cover the period 2017 to 2020.

The LDS 2017 can be downloaded here.

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Last updated: 4 April 2019 | Last reviewed: 4 April 2019