Local Development Scheme

The Local Development Scheme explains which planning policy documents will be produced over the next three years, how they will be prepared and when they will be produced.

We have been notified by Natural England that developments within the Sussex North water supply area must not add to impacts on protected nature conservation sites, and must ensure that they are ‘water neutral’. More information on this is provided on our water resources webpage.

This has caused delays to the previous Local Plan Review, as the council must demonstrate that the level of growth identified in the Local Plan timetable will not have an adverse effect on the integrity of designated sites, either alone or in combination.

Following the publication of the Water Neutrality Part C Mitigation Strategy, a timetable for the Local Plan Review going forward has been agreed. This is set out below. The LDS has been formally updated accordingly and is published below.

Following the announcement of the General Election in July 2024, the Local Plan timetable is being reconsidered. An updated LDS will be published in due course to reflect any delays in the Local Plan's adoption.

Local Plan Review timetable

Milestone
Date
Milestone:
Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Date:
30 January 2023
Milestone:
Cabinet
Date:
1 February 2023
Milestone:
Full Council
Date:
22 February 2023
Milestone:
Regulation 19 public consultation
Date:
May to June 2023
Milestone:
Submission
Date:
Early July 2023
Milestone:
Examination (anticipated)
Date:
Autumn 2023
Milestone:
Adoption (anticipated)
Date:
Autumn 2024