Local Development Scheme

The Local Development Scheme(pdf, 645KB) (LDS) has two key purposes:

  • It provides a starting point for the local community to find out what the Council's planning policies are for the borough and sets out the current documents which form the Local Development Plan.
  • It sets out the detailed work programme for the preparation of the Local Plan documents over a three year period, including timetables, which tell people when the various stages in the plan preparation will be carried out.

The latest timescales for the production and progress on the documents is as follows:

Local Plan/LDF Document Timescales
Core Strategy DPD Adopted April 2009
Development Management Plan DPD Adopted November 2011
Twickenham Area Action Plan Adopted July 2013
Joint West London Waste Plan DPD Adopted July 2015
Local Plan Review
  • Informal consultation on scope of review of policies and draft site allocations: 4 January to 1 February 2016
  • First consultation on the draft Local Plan (Pre-publication): 8 July to 19 August 2016
  • Second consultation on the draft Local Plan (Publication): 4 January to 15 February 2017
  • Submission of the draft Local Plan to the Secretary of State: Spring/summer 2017
  • Independent Examination in Public: Autumn/winter 2017/2018
  • Adoption of the Local Plan: Spring 2018
Site Allocations DPD No longer being progressed - see the Local Plan Review
Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule (this is not a DPD)
  • Adoption: 1 November 2014

The progress against the Local Development Scheme programme is summarised in the Authority’s Monitoring Reports.

Updated: 18 January 2017