The Local Development Scheme (LDS) sets out the Council's programme for updating and creating certain new planning policy documents, like the Local Plan. It identifies the main stages in their production and the opportunities for public involvement. It also lists all existing planning policy documents used by the Council to determine planning applications. 

The current Local Development Scheme (648kb, PDF) was published in February 2016.

Further information on the progress against the LDS can be found on each specific development plan page:

For more information, please telephone 01926 456525 or email