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Local Development Scheme

The Local Development Scheme sets out a timetable for the production of documents that will form the North East Derbyshire Local Plan, including the key stages when local communities have the opportunity to get involved.

The Council is required (by Section 15 of the Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, (as amended by the Localism Act 2011) to prepare and maintain a Local Development Scheme. It must also publish up-to-date information showing the state of the authority's compliance with the timetable.

The Council has a recently adopted Local Plan (November 2021) and does not currently propose to undertake a formal review, other than the statutory requirement to consider the need for updates to be made to the Plan within 5 years of its adoption. For this reason the Local Development Scheme does not include timescales for a review of the Local Plan, but sets out the timetable for work on the following other planning policy documents:

  • A review of the Council’s Statement of Community Involvement,
  • A review of existing Supplementary Planning Documents, and
  • The preparation of Neighbourhood Plans (where timescales are known).

The Local Development Scheme was approved by Cabinet on 2 March 2023 and came into effect on 6 March 2023.