Local Development Framework
Local Development Framework (LDF)
The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act was published in 2004. The Act overhauled the planning system and the way in which future plans are produced by Local Planning Authorities. Under this Act, Ribble Valley Borough Council must replace its current adopted Districtwide Local Plan (against which all planning applications for development are assessed) with a new Development Plan for the borough. This will be comprised of national planning policy, regional planning policy and local planning policy. The local planning policy will be set out as part of the Local Development Framework (LDF) which the Act requires us to produce.
The LDF will consist of a portfolio of themed documents that sets the Council's land-use strategy for the future. The LDF documents that have been produced to date and the timetable for production of future LDF documents can be found in LDF Documents.
The LDF has to be produced based upon a robust evidence base, which informs the LDF policies. Work has begun on the LDF evidence base. The work undertaken to date can be found at LDF Evidence Base.
In addition to the LDF evidence base, there are also a range of other LDF Related Documents.