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We are required to prepare and publish a Local Development Scheme (LDS). The LDS is essentially a 'project plan' for the various planning policy documents that the council intends to prepare. The most recent LDS approved by the council is the 2012 LDS.

(Please note the 2013 LDS has been superseded.)

The timetable for preparing the Local Plan is shown below.

Local Plan Timetable

 Local Plan Preferred Options - Public Consultation   January/February 2012 
 Local Plan Publication Version - Public Consultation   August/September 2012
 Submission of Local Plan   October 2012
 Examination in Public (EiP)  Early 2013
 Adoption of Local Plan   October 2013