The Local Development Scheme (LDS) sets out the documents that make up the Development Plan for Somerset and the council’s work programme for updating them.
The Development Plan sets out a vision for the local area in terms of:
- the economy
- community facilities
- minerals and waste
- conserving and enhancing the natural and historic environment
- mitigating and adapting to climate change
- achieving well designed places
The Council uses the policies within the Development Plan to assess proposals for new development.
The Somerset Local Development Scheme was approved on 4 Oct 2023. It replaces the Local Development Scheme for the former district and county councils in Somerset.