The Local Development Scheme (LDS) is the eighth LDS document we've produced.

It was approved by the Executive Board at their meeting of the 11 March 2019 and came into effect from 19 March 2019.

The LDS describes what we're going to do to prepare new and revised planning policies as part of Warrington’s Local Planning Framework. Preparation and review of the LDS is a mandatory requirement under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 as amended by the Localism Act 2011.

The updated LDS sets out a detailed programme for the review of the Local Plan in order to accommodate the new homes and jobs required to meet Warrington’s development needs over the next 20 years.

The update of the LDS has been prompted due to the expanded scope of Warrington’s new Local Plan and the delay to the timetable set out in the previous LDS.

The LDS programme includes consultation milestones to inform the public, landowners, developers and other key stakeholders about opportunities to get involved in the plan making process and to let them know the likely dates for involvement.

A review of progress on the programme set out in the LDS together with the monitoring of adopted Local Plan policies is undertaken each year and included within the our Annual Monitoring Report (AMR).