Local Development Scheme

The Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan is the up to date development plan for Plymouth, South Hams and West Devon and was adopted on 26 March 2019. The Local Development Scheme sets out the scope and timetable for producing the documents which, when prepared, will comprise the local plan for the area.

PDF icon Plymouth and South West Devon Local Development Scheme 2019 [PDF, 211KB]

The first version of the Plymouth and South West Devon Local Development Scheme was published in October 2019 but has become out of date. The current up to date timetable for the production of plan documents is set out below:

  • Local Greenspace Development Plan Document: Paused
  • Managing Rural Development Development Plan Document: Paused
  • Plymouth Community Infrastructure Levy: Paused
  • Plymouth and South West Devon JLP Supplementary Planning Document: Adopted (Plymouth City Council 22 June 2020, West Devon Borough Council 9 June 2020, South Hams District Council 16 July 2020)
  • Statement of Community Involvement: Adopted (Plymouth City Council 10 March 2020, South Hams District Council 30 April 2020, West Devon Borough Council 9 June 2020)

The Joint Local Plan Councils are committed to the delivery of the plan, and to keeping its policies fully up to date at all times. A review of the Joint Local Plan will be completed by 26 March 2024 at the latest.

A new revised Local Development Scheme setting out the detailed timetable for the review will be produced by the beginning of 2022.

Archived documents

Below are all the previous versions of the Local Development Scheme. These are documents which have been superseded, but are still available for you to view, purely for information purposes.

PDF icon Local Development Scheme, revised (2015) [PDF, 200KB]

PDF icon Local Development Scheme, revised (2011) [PDF, 889KB]

PDF icon Local Development Scheme, revised (2010) [PDF, 2.1MB]

PDF icon Local Development Scheme, revised (2009) [PDF, 1.80MB]

PDF icon Local Development Framework timetable (2008) [PDF, 80KB]

PDF icon Local Development Scheme, adopted (2007) [PDF, 1MB]
This document has been accepted by the Government Office South West/Planning Inspectorate and adopted by us in July 2007

PDF icon Local Development Framework timetable (2007) [PDF, 642.4KB]

PDF icon Local Development Scheme, revised (2006) [PDF, 1.8MB]
This document was submitted to the Government Office South West/Planning Inspectorate by us on 14 March 2006

PDF icon Local Development Framework timetable (2006) [PDF, 439.1KB]

PDF icon Submission letter to Government Office South West (2006) [PDF, 23.7KB]
Submitted to Government Office South West/Planning Inspectorate by Plymouth City Council on 14 March 2006

PDF icon Local Development Scheme, adopted (2005) [PDF, 1.7MB]
This document has been accepted by the Government Office South West/Planning Inspectorate and adopted by us on 12 July 2005

PDF icon Local Development Framework timetable (2005) [PDF, 321KB]

 

Listed below are all the Local Development Framework documents that have been submitted so far. All these documents have been sent to the Secretary of State to consider. We've already consulted on the issues and options and on our preferred options.

Comments have been considered in the preparation of these submission documents:


This preferred option report was prepared as a basis for consultation on Plymouth's emerging Local Development Framework (LDF). It sets out the key changes we proposed since the original Core Strategy preferred options report that was published in July 2005. This report outlines the preferred policy directions, and highlights alternatives where appropriate.