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Local Development Scheme

The Local Development Scheme (pdf, 349 KB) (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
Local Plan Adopted July 2018 and 3 March 2020 in relation to two legal challenges
Twickenham Area Action Plan Adopted July 2013
Joint West London Waste Plan DPD Adopted July 2015
New Local Plan
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: 11 December 2023

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