Local Development Scheme

The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act which came into force in September 2004, requires that a local authority should prepare a Local Development Scheme. The Local Development Scheme (LDS) sets out the timetable for the Local Development Documents that the Council will produce as part of the Cornwall Local Plan (formerly referred to as the Local Development Framework). The LDS provides brief details of the documents to be produced, and it shows the local community when they can become involved in the Local Plan process.

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The 2018 Local Development Scheme was signed off for publication by the Service Director in consultation with the Portfolio Holder. It came into effect on 28 December 2018. 

The Local Development Scheme has been through several iterations as follows:

  • 2009 Local Development Scheme
  • The 2010 Local Development Scheme was considered by the Cabinet of Cornwall Council on the 13 October 2010 and was submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and came into effect on the 25 March 2011;
  • The 2012 Local Development Scheme was considered by Cabinet on the 7 November 2012.
  • The 2014 Local Development Scheme was considered by the Environment, Heritage and Planning Portfolio Advisory Committee on the 14 February 2014.
  • The 2015 Local Development Scheme was considered by the  Environment, Heritage and Planning Portfolio Advisory Committee on the 14 November 2014.
  • The 2016 Local Development Scheme was considered by the Planning Policy Advisory Committee on the 23 February 2016 and signed off for publication following minor changes by the Portfolio Holder in April 2016.
  • The 2017 Local Development Scheme was signed off for publication by the Service Director in consultation with the Portfolio Holder. It came into effect on 20 December 2017. 

The Local Development Scheme was discussed at the following Committees: