Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) October 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options)

1 Introduction

What is the Local Development Framework?

1.1 The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 established a new spatial approach to local development planning in England, replacing local plans with Local Development Frameworks (LDF). The LDF is a series of documents, which together will provide the planning policy context for South Somerset.

1.2 This document is the Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) and includes Development Management policies. It sets out the key elements of the planning framework for South Somerset that will be used when considering individual planning proposals. It will cover the period to 2026, but can be reviewed on a regular basis during that time if necessary.

1.3 Once adopted the Core Strategy Document will replace most 'saved' Local Plan policies (policies formally retained as relevant in determining planning applications from the South Somerset Local Plan 1991-2011. The adopted document will include a list of all those saved policies and proposals that have been replaced and those that remain saved.