The Local Development Scheme (LDS) outlines the process the Local Planning Authority will undertake to development a new Local Plan for Ashfield and present a timetable for producing it.
Local Planning Authorities (LPA) are required under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 to prepare and maintain an up to date Local Development Scheme. Legislation has changed the way in which authorities prepare and submit their Local Development Schemes, but it does not remove the requirement for a LPA to have an up to date Local Development Scheme in place.
Following the Withdrawal of the previously Submitted Local Plan, the Council has undertaken a range of new evidence base work and drafted a new timetable to resubmit its Local Plan to the Secretary of State for examination.
To reflect this new timetable, the Council has revised its Local Development Scheme, which can be viewed via the following link: