Our policies, plans and strategies - Local Development Scheme (December 2023)

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The Council has a duty to prepare, publish and maintain a Local Development Scheme (LDS) for the District.


In July 2021, the Council’s Cabinet took the decision to begin the preparation of a new Local Plan. The Local Development Scheme sets out the timetable for the preparation of the new Local Plan, giving key production and public consultation stages as well as outlining the subject matter and geographical extent. It also enables the local community to find out about planning policies for their area by setting out the documents which currently form the development plan for Harborough District. The LDS is also an opportunity to provide information on any Supplementary Planning Documents to be prepared.


The revised LDS was approved by the Council on 18 Decemeber 2023, replacing the July 2022 version. The Authority’s Monitoring Report will report on plan making activity and progress against the LDS to keep communities and interested parties informed.