Local Development Scheme (LDS)

The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 requires the Council to publish a Local Development Scheme (LDS) and keep it up to date. Among other matters the Local Development Scheme must state which documents, when prepared, will make up the Local Plan for the area and it must be published on the Council’s website. The main purpose of the LDS is to ensure that the local community and stakeholders have a clear idea regarding the content of the local plan and the timetable for its preparation.

Following the adoption of the Allerdale Local plan (Part 1) in July 2014 which sets out the spatial strategy for the district, the latest  Local Development Scheme is now focused on the Local Plan (part 2) which is predominately concerned with allocating land for housing, employment, retail and open space.  Once adopted the Local Plan (parts 1 and 2) will form the statutory Development Plan for Allerdale (outside the National Park) and will replace the saved policies in the Allerdale Local Plan (1999) and First Alteration of the Local Plan (2005)

A copy of the Local Development Scheme is available below.
The LDS will be subject to annual review via the Annual Monitoring Report.

Downloadable Documents

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File nameSizeApproximate Download time
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerLocal Development Scheme September 2013 in PDF format1440 Kb3 mins 26 secs @ 56k, 6 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerLocal Development Framework March 2017 in PDF format788 Kb1 min 53 secs @ 56k, 3 secs @ 2mb

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