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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.

More information on the different elements of the LDF can be found by clicking on the links above.

For more information on the Local Development Framework in general, please see the Planning Portal website.

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.

 Stage  Timescale  What does this mean?
Issues and Options Paper Published for a six week period of consultation on 11 June 2004

This consultation document set out the issues facing the District (e.g. housing / employment) and suggested possible ways forward.

Preferred Options Published for consultation on the 4 February 2005.  The closing date for comments was the 18 March 2005

Taking into account the comments made as part of the 'Issues and Options' Paper, the Core Strategy and Site Specific Allocations of Land Local Development Documents set out the preferred way forward.

Submission to the Secretary of State 4 November 2005

The Core Strategy and Site Specific Allocations of Land Local Development Documents were adopted as Council policy, and published for a six week period for formal comments which closed on 16 December 2005.

Examination 5 September 2006

The Examination of the Core Strategy is 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.

Preferred Options 4 November 2005

The General Development Control Polices Preferred Options were published for a six week period for formal comments which closed on 16 December 2005.

Submission to the Secretary of State 1 September 2006

The General Development Control Polices were adopted as Council policy, and published for a six week period for formal comments which closes on 13 October 2006.

Examination Summer 2007

An Examination of the General Development Control Polices will be carried out by independent Inspectors who will consider representations on its content and 'soundness'.

Adoption of the Core Strategy and Site Specific Allocations of Land documents Depending on the length of the Examinations this could be from March 2007 for the Core Strategy and September 2007 for the Site Specific Allocations of Land. They will become statutory documents.
Adoption of the General Development Control Polices documents Depending on the length of the Examination this could be from October 2007. It will become a statutory document.



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