Local Development Framework

A Local Development Framework (LDF) is a set of documents which guide planning and development in a local authority's area until 2021 and beyond.

However, in Plymouth, our Local Development Framework is much more. It spearheads the our efforts to transform the city into a thriving, successful, attractive and sustainable place for people to live and do business.

In 2006 we won the The Royal Town Planning Institute Silver Jubilee Cup for our Local Development Framework programme, and since then we've adopted more Development Plan Documents than any other local authority in England.

The Local Development Framework will eventually be superseded by the Plymouth Plan. The Plymouth Plan will be a single strategic plan for the city, looking ahead to 2031 and beyond and will bring together all the city's long term strategic plans into one place and will deliver a full review of the current Local Development Framework Core Strategy.

For ease of reference the following document contains all Local Development Framework policies (the Core Strategy, Area Action Plans and the Waste Development Plan)

Download Local Development Framework: Adopted policies [PDF, 1MB]