Issue details

Local Plan Documents: Statement of Community Involvement and Local Plan Timetable

Cabinet 12th March 2024 Item 19 Resolution 2 “That the Local Plan Timetable be adopted and published on the council’s website”.


The Levelling Up and Regeneration Act 2023 is introducing new plan-making requirements  set out at Schedule 7 of the Act. Part of this is the production of a Local Plan Timetable’ (LPT) which will replace the existing requirement to produce a ‘Local Development Scheme’.


The proposed content for a LPT is set out at Schedule 7 (15B (2)) and is an extended content of the council’s existing LDS. However, Schedule 7 of the act has not been brought into effect yet, consequently we are re-naming and publishing the LPT as a Local Development Scheme in accordance with the current legislation (Section 15 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004).


The changes made are to the title of the document, all references to LPT changed to LDS and the addition of a new paragraph at the beginning of the document stating, “This document is a Local Development Scheme (LDS) for the purposes of Section 15 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and is being processed in accordance with that Act.”

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 28/03/2024

Decision due: 21 Mar 2024 by Strategic Director for Growth and Regeneration

Lead member: Portfolio Holder for Finance & Regeneration

Lead director: Strategic Director for Growth and Regeneration

Department: Finance and Regeneration

Contact: Hannah Morrison.