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Local Development Scheme

The Local Development Scheme sets out the timetable for preparing and adopting the Greater Exeter Strategic Plan. Local Development Scheme documents were agreed by the partner Council committees in January and February 2017 and have effect until further notice.


In respect of the Greater Exeter Strategic Plan (GESP), and since our last Local Development Scheme was approved, there have been a number of factors which have delayed plan production. These include the fact that a great many sites were submitted through the Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment ‘call for sites’ and these are being carefully assessed as well as further draft changes to national Government planning policy and a wish to investigate differing ways to ensure we can secure the best forms of development, including the highest quality new housing with supporting facilities, to meet our future needs. Accordingly, it is now likely that the Draft GESP will be published in the summer of 2018 instead of January. The Local Development Scheme will be updated shortly.


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