Decision details

Local Development Scheme (October 2021)

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Planning and Transportation

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The publication of The Local Development Scheme (LDS) which sets out details of the planning policy documents that the Council is applying, together with those to be prepared over the next three years, and the timescales for their production and adoption. 


RESOLVED – That the Local Development Scheme (October 2021) (as amended) be approved to come into effect and be published on the Council’s website.

Reasons for the decision:

Updating the Local Development Scheme would provide interested parties with clear information on the scope and timetable for the production and adoption of the new Local Plan, RTW Town Centre Area Plan and SPD’s, including the timetable for public engagement. 

Alternative options considered:

Do not update the Local Development Scheme (LDS) – This would mean progress would not follow the Local Plan timetable set out in the current LDS (February 2021) which would mean all interested parties would not have up to date information on the progress/production of the new Local Plan.  This would be contrary to best practice, legislation and national planning policy guidance.


Update the LDS but propose a different programme and scope of the planning policy documents. 

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

No conflicts of interest were declared by any Member who was consulted in respect of this decision.

Publication date: 03/11/2021

Date of decision: 03/11/2021

Effective from: 11/11/2021

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