The Local Development Framework (LDF) (the local plan) is the name for the collection of documents that together make up the overall development plan:
- Local Development Documents comprise Development Plan Documents (DPD) ,including Area Action Plans and Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD).
Development Plan Documents (DPDs) are subject to examination in public by an inspector, whereas Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) which do not, have development plan status.
There are two key documents required in addition to an up to date proposals map:
• The Core Strategy
• Site Allocations Development Plan Document
In addition the City Council is also progressing the Natural Resources and Waste DPD and the Aire Valley Leeds
Area Action Plan.
- the Statement of Community Involvement specifies how stakeholders and communities are involved
- a Local Development Scheme sets out details of each of the Local Development Documents will be produced - timescale and arrangements for production.
- an Authority Monitoring Report setting out progress in terms of producing documents and in implementing policies.
There are also Supplementary Planning Guidance documents (SPG) which have been retained fom the Unitary Development Plan. A number of other 'best practice' and guidance notes have been retained but these have no formal status as part of the LDF.