Local Development Scheme
The County Council is responsible for the
preparation of planning policy for minerals and waste
development in Worcestershire.
The Local Development Scheme is a public
statement setting out the programme for the production of minerals
and waste Development Plan Documents by the County Council over the
next three years.
All Development Plan Documents prepared
by the Council, including the Waste Core Strategy and the Minerals
Local Plan, must be prepared in accordance with this
Current Local Development Scheme (September 2012)
The current Local Development Scheme (September 2012) (PDF 279
KB) came into effect on 27th September 2012.
Earlier versions focused on the preparation of the Waste Core
Strategy. The latest Scheme sets out the programme
for the production of a new
Minerals Local Plan. This will replace the existing policies
for minerals development in Worcestershire currently set out in the
Hereford and Worcester Minerals Local
Plan and Worcestershire Structure
Previous Local Development Schemes
The Council's first Minerals and Waste Development Scheme became
operative on 13th April 2005 and was revised in 2006. This related
to the withdrawn Waste Core
- A revised
Minerals and Waste Development Scheme (PDF 207 KB) was
approved by the Secretary of State and became operative from
29th August 2008. This Local Development Scheme set out a timetable
for the preparation of the Waste Core Strategy. This Local
Development Scheme was replaced by the 2010 revision.
- The Local
Development Scheme (2010) (PDF 207 KB) was approved
by the Council's Cabinet on 16th September 2010. The Local
Development Scheme was then forwarded to Government Office for the
West Midlands who had 4 weeks to object to it. They made no
objections so the Local Development Scheme came into effect on 1st
November 2010. The government subsequently removed the
requirement for Councils to submit their Local Development Schemes
to the Secretary of State. The power to approve them now lies with
the Council's Cabinet.
The Local Development Scheme (March 2011) (PDF 207
KB) revised the previous version of the Local
Development Scheme to include reference to the proposed
consultation on the "First Draft Submission" Stage of the Waste
Core Strategy which was not included in the previous Local
The Local Development Scheme (November 2011) (PDF 279 KB)
came into effect on 3rd November 2011. It was updated to
reflect timetable changes resulting from the additional
consultation on the Addendum to the Submission Document. This
consultation had not previously been anticipated and had
implications for the anticipated submission and examination
dates for the Waste Core
- The current Local Development Scheme came into effect in
September 2012 (see above), setting out a timetable for
producing a new Minerals Local Plan.
Your local planning authority is responsible for
deciding whether a development should go ahead
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This page was last reviewed 29 July 2013 at 11:35.
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