Local Development Framework

The Local Development Framework is a series of Local Development Documents (LDDs) which together will deliver the spatial planning strategy for the District and includes:

The Local Development Framework is a series of Local Development Documents (LDDs) which together will deliver the spatial planning strategy for the District and includes:

  • Local Development Scheme (LDS) - the three year project plan for implementing the Local Development Framework. It explains how the new development planning system will operate and how the documents and strategies at different levels will fit together.
  • Development Plan Documents (DPDs) - statutory parts of the Local Development Framework setting out policies and proposals. The Local Plan (formerly Core Strategy) sets out the key elements of the long-term planning framework for the District up to 2028.
  • Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) - expand or provide further detail on policies or proposals in Development Plan Documents but do not have the same status as these documents. Three SPDs are proposed in the current LDS - Green Infrastructure Strategy, Historic Heritage Strategy and Landscape Strategy.
  • Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) - sets out the approach to involving the community in the preparation of Local Development Documents and also consultation on planning applications.
  • Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) - assesses the implementation of the South Somerset Local Development Scheme and the extent to which policies and proposals are being achieved.
  • Housing Trajectory - provides details of sites available for housing development for the next 5 years and when these sites could potentially come forward for development.