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Guide Work programme and consultations

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2. Local development scheme

The Local Development Scheme (LDS) is the project plan for production of future planning policy documents. It sets out plans that will be prepared and the timetable for their production, consultation and adoption. 

The revised Local Development Scheme was brought into effect in July 2017.

Greater Exeter Strategic Plan - November 2017 update

Since our last Local Development Scheme was approved, there have been a number of factors which have delayed production of the Greater Exeter Strategic Plan (GESP).  These factors include:

  • a great many sites were submitted through the Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment 'call for sites' which all need careful assessment;
  • further draft changes to national Government planning policy;
  • investigations into different ways we can secure the best forms of development, including the highest quality new housing with supporting facilities, to meet our future needs.

Accordingly, it is now likely that the Draft GESP will be published in the summer of 2018 instead of January 2018.