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Local Development Scheme (LDS)
The Local Development Scheme is a programme for preparing our key planning policy documents. The latest LDS is available below:
Local Plan 2011-2031 (Part 1)
The Cherwell Local Plan 2011-2031 Part 1 was formally adopted by Cherwell District Council on 20 July 2015. The Plan provides the strategic planning policy framework and sets out strategic site allocations for District to 2031. Now adopted, the Plan forms part of the statutory development plan and provides the basis for decisions on land use planning affecting Cherwell District.
The Local Plan Part 1 will in due course be supported by a Part 2 which will contain detailed planning policies for considering planning applications as well as non-strategic site allocations.
The District also has two existing Local Plans:
1. Adopted Cherwell Local Plan 1996
2. Non-Statutory Local Plan 2011
The saved policies of the adopted Cherwell Local Plan 1996 presently remain part of the statutory Development Plan.