The Local Development Framework (LDF) is a suite of documents which together will guide development within South Cambridgeshire.
Lists opportunities to get involved in future plan making in South Cambridgeshire and reports progress on past consultations.
The Council has started reviewing specific adopted Local Development Framework documents in the process of preparing a new South Cambridgeshire Local Plan.
The Gypsy and Travellers DPD is no longer being produced and planning policies for Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople accommodation will now be included in the Local Plan. The preparatory work already undertaken on the DPD, including comments received on two rounds of public consultation, will be used to inform the preparation of the Local Plan.
Evidence Base and Supporting Studies - lists all the technical studies which support the preparation of the Local Plan.
All planning applications are assessed against the adopted planning policies for the district. The adopted planning policies for South Cambridgeshire are set out in the following documents:
1. South Cambridgeshire Local Development Framework
The Adopted Proposals Map (published February 2012) shows the boundaries of planning policies that have spatial implications, such as housing and employment allocations.
The LDF also consists of:
Although not part of the LDF, the Foodstore Provision in North West Cambridge Informal Planning Policy Guidance (adopted March 2011) is a material consideration in determining planning applications.
2. Local Plan 2004 - adopted February 2004. The Local Plan has been largely superseded by the Local Development Framework and only one 'saved' policy remains: Policy CNF6 Expansion of Existing Sites.
3. Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Minerals and Waste Plan - adopted July 2011 & February 2012
The Minerals and Waste Plan is supported by the RECAP Waste Management Design Guide SPD - adopted February 2012
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