Monitoring and evidence base

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1. Local development scheme

The Local Development Scheme (LDS) specifies the documents that will form the Local Plan and sets out the timetable for their preparation.

A new LDS is now available:

Local Development Scheme Jan 2017


Greater Exeter Strategic Plan (GESP)

November 2017 update

Since our last Local Development Scheme was approved there have been a number of factors which have delayed production of the GESP. These factors include

  • a great many sites were submitted through the Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment 'call for sites' which all need careful assessment
  • further draft changes to national Government planning policy
  • investigations into different ways we can secure the best forms of development, including the highest quality new housing with supporting facilities, to meet the City's future needs

Accordingly, it is now likely that the Draft GESP will be published in the summer of 2018 instead of January.