Local Development Scheme

What is a Local Development Scheme (LDS)?

We are required to prepare and maintain a Local Development Scheme (LDS) that sets out a timetable for the production of new or revised Development Plan Documents (DPDs).

The LDS is designed to help the local community and others interested in development and the use of land and buildings in South Cambridgeshire to understand what plans we have and intends to produce.

The LDS (approved in December 2016) sets out the timetable for the preparation of the:

It also lists the Neighbourhood Areas that have been designated and where a Neighbourhood Plan is being prepared by the local Parish Council(s).

We will keep a ‘live’ work programme on its website.

‘LIVE’ WORK PROGRAMME - updated August 2017

Please check the News and Updates page for new information.

South Cambridgeshire Local Plan  

Evidence Gathering

April 2011 - April 2012

Local Plan Issues & Options public consultation

12 July - 28 September 2012

Local Plan Issues & Options 2 public consultation

7 January - 18 February 2013

Single Issue Consultation on Potential Football Stadium at Sawston

25 March - 6 May 2013

Proposed Submission Local Plan public consultation

19 July - 14 October 2013

Submission of Local Plan to Secretary of State

28 March 2014

Examination of the Local Plan

March 2014 to July 2017 [hearings to examine the Local Plan started in November 2014 and finished in July 2017]

Adoption of the Local Plan

2017 (subject to progress of the examination)

Cambridge Northern Fringe East Area Action Plan  

Evidence Gathering

Spring / Summer 2014

Issues & Options public consultation

December 2014 - February 2015

Publication of Submission Draft AAP and public consultation

timetable under review

Submission to Secretary of State

timetable under review

Public Examination by independent planning inspector

timetable under review


timetable under review

Contact Details

Hana Loftus 
Special Projects Officer
Consultancy Team
South Cambridgeshire District Council

01954 713310

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