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Local Development Framework

We are preparing a new set of planning documents that will set out our future planning policies. Known as the Local Development Framework, these policies will eventually replace the Local Plan. Please see the following page for more details and documents relating to this work.

The different types of local development documents that will make up the Local Development Framework are:

Local Development Scheme (LDS) which sets out the timetable for preparing the documents that will make up the Local Development Framework

The current LDS came into effect in January 2008 and programmed the preparation of the following documents: Core Strategy DPD, Grantham Area Action Plan (GAAP), Site Allocation and Policies DPD and SPDs covering Affordable Housing, Developer Contributions, Grantham Northwest Quadrant and Southern Quadrant Urban Extensions and the Bourne Core Area.

In January 2010 a revised LDS was submitted to the Government Office for the East Midlands (GOEM). This included a revised LDF programme of work and timetable. On the 10th February 2010, GOEM notified the Council that it required more time to consider the revised LDS and that the Council should not bring the LDS into effect until further notice.

In preparing the Grantham Area Action Plan and Site Allocation and Policies DPD, the Council has been working to the timetable set out in the 2010 LDS. There has been some slippage in this timetable for preparing these two documents and revised dates for key milestones are as follows:

DPD

Milestone

LDS 2010 Milestone Date

Revised Milestone Date

GAAP

Submission to Secretary of State

May 2011

To be advised

Examination Hearing Sessions

August 2011

To be advised

Receipt of Inspector's Report

November 2011

To be advised

Adoption

January 2012

To be advised

Site Allocation and Policies DPD

Submission to Secretary of State

May 2011

January 2012

Examination Hearing Sessions

August 2011

6th to 16th November 2012

9th, 10th, 12th December 2013

Receipt of Inspector's Report

November 2011

Expected end of February 2014

Adoption

January 2011

To be advised

Statement of Community Involvement which sets out how and when we will involve the community and other interested people and organisations (known as stakeholders) when creating planning policy documents and considering planning applications.

Development plan documents (DPDs) must be assessed independently by an inspector whose report will then be binding. The DPDs we are now preparing are:

Each of these documents is subject to a Sustainability Appraisal

Supplementary planning documents (SPDs) give further details of the policies and proposals set out in development plan documents. They can be design guides, development briefs, other guidance or issue-based documents. They do not form part of the statutory development plan and do not need to be assessed independently by an inspector.

We currently have SPDs on:

Evidence Base Documents

In preparing Development Plan and Supplementary Planning Documents we need to gather a range of evidence to ensure a robust basis for our planning policies.  

Please note that the Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) has been updated and Level 2 prepared.  This document can be found in the list below.  If you wish to see the previous version (2009) which supported the preparation of the Core Strategy please contact a member of the planning policy team.

For more information on the studies that have been undertaken so far (by date), please click on the link below.

Evidence Base Documents



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