What is – a Local Development Framework (LDF)?

Planning involves making decisions about the future of our cities, towns and countryside. This is vital to balance our desire to develop the areas where we live and work with ensuring the surrounding environment isn’t negatively affected for everyone. It includes considering the sustainable needs of future communities.

The planning system in England requires each local planning authority to prepare a local development framework – a folder of documents outlining how planning will be managed for that area.

In determining planning applications, local planning authorities  must have regard to their LDF.

Go to the WHBC LDF site for local details.

Go to the Planning Portal (Links Page) to learn more about the plan-led system.