Decision details

Revision of Breckland Local Development Scheme (LDS)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Members to agree a revised Local Development Scheme


Cabinet approve Option 1 (as set out in paragraph 2.1 of the report) and that the Local Development Scheme, which has effect from 1 May 2018 is published.

Reasons for the decision:

Members are recommended to resolve to approve option 1. Endorsing option 1 will satisfy the Inspector conducting the Local Plan examination that the Local Plan meets the legal requirements under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act (2004) S.19 (1) which states that Local Development Documents must be prepared in accordance with the Local Development Scheme.


Should Members resolve to approve Option 2, there is a risk that the Inspector will determine the Breckland Local Plan does not meet the legal requirements of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act (2004) and this may raise soundness issues.

Alternative options considered:

1.     Members resolve to approve the eighth revision of the LDS (as at appendix A of the report) and be effective from 1 May 2018.

2.     Members do not agree to the revised LDS.

Report author: Jemma March

Publication date: 01/05/2018

Date of decision: 01/05/2018

Decided at meeting: 01/05/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 09/05/2018

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