Horsham District Local Development Framework - LDF Process THE LOCAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK PROCESS
Planning legislation has recently been updated under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act. This Act requires that Local Planning Authorities prepare a Local Development Framework (LDF). This will set out the Council's policies for meeting the community's economic, environmental and social aims for the future, where this affects the development and use of land.
The Local Development Framework consists of the following parts:
Local Development Documents (LDDs). In addition to the LDS, SCI and SA/SEA other documentation in the Local Development Framework include a Core Strategy, Site Specific Allocations of Land, Area Action Plans, a Proposals Map, General Development Control Policies and Supplementary Planning Documents.
The Council has now published Submission documentation for the Core Strategy, Site Specific Allocations of Land and General Development Control Policies, together with supporting background documents. The process of preparing these documents to date is set out in the table below, together with the expected timetable for examination and adoption of the documents.
The Examination of the Core Strategyis being carried out by independent Inspectors who will consider representations on its content and 'soundness'. An Examination into the Site Specific Allocations of Land will follow in Spring 2007.