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Local Development Scheme

The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 requires the District Council to produce and maintain a Local Development Scheme (LDS), the statutory project plan/ timetable for the preparation of the Local Plan Part 2.  It is necessary to review the LDS regularly in order to keep this project plan and timetable up to date.

The latest update to the LDS was agreed by the Planning Policy Committee on 21st September 2020 (Agenda Item 5). The revised LDS is attached here

A summary timetable is set out below:

  Stage Timescale
1 Formal Commencement of Local Plan,  public consultation on the scope/issues and options/Call for Sites (Regulation 18) January – March 2017
2 Evidence gathering – Member and Town/ Parish Council workshops May 2017 – April 2018
3 Draft Plan public consultation November 2018 – February 2019
4 Additional sites public consultation

February 2020 – March 2020

5 Additional sites public consultation October 2020 – November 2020
6 Pre-Submission Local Plan public consultation (Regulation 19) February 2021 – March 2021
7 Submission of Local Plan to Secretary of State (Regulation 22) March 2021
8 Local Plan Examination in Public (Regulation 24) Late Summer 2021
9 Public Consultation on Main Modifications Late 2021
10 Receipt of Planning Inspector's Report (Regulation 25) Winter 2021/22
11 Adoption of Local Plan (Regulation 26) Early 2022

Future updates to the Local Plan Part 2 are likely to be agreed by the new North Northamptonshire Council following inception date (1 April 2021).