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Guidance and services
Planning your community: guide to local development plans
Guidance for the public on the preparation of local development plans and how you can get involved.
Local development plan manual: edition 2 (2015)
Guidance to help local planning authorities prepare or revise local development plans.
Local development plans: alternative sites
Procedural guidance for local planning authorities on alternative sites in local development plans.
Agricultural land classification reports
Letter to local planning authorities about our agricultural land classification report validation service.
Local development plans (LDP): examination process
There are 2 guides to help those involved in the examination and submission of LDPs.
Strategic development plans: guidance to local planning authorities
Guidance to help local planning authorities prepare a strategic development plan.
Policy and background
Includes strategy, reports, projects and assessments.
Development plan coverage
Map showing the most up to date development plan used by each local planning authority.
Progress on adopting development plans: position at April 2019
Table showing the status of development plans by each local authority.
Local development plans: government responses
Our responses to local development plan consultations for each local planning authority.
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