Every Local Planning Authority in England has to prepare a Local Plan, which includes all of the local planning policies for that area. Any planning applications have to be decided in line with it unless material considerations indicate otherwise. The current system was put in place by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended by Part 6 of the Localism Act 2011 section 111).
The purpose of the Local Development Scheme (LDS) is to identify new and revised planning policies that Councils are preparing to form the Local Plan. Under planning regulations, Councils are required to regularly update this document and post it on their respective websites.
This LDS is produced jointly to reflect the joint working between the three authorities, specifically the existing Core Strategy adopted in 2012 and the commitment to undertake a review of the Core Strategy and three Local Plans’ policies, in order to produce a single Central Lancashire Local Plan.
UPDATE February 2020:
The latest version of the LDS covers the three year period between January 2020 and December 2023. It supersedes the previous LDS's which have been operating separately in the three authorities and the former version which covered the period February 2019 to March 2022.
The scheme includes details of the timetable for implementation of the Central Lancashire Local Plan, you can also find this on our timetable page.
Updated on 27th February 2020