Local Development Scheme

The Local Development Scheme (LDS) confirms our timetable for preparing the new Local Plan and other documents which are, or will form part of, the ‘development plan’ for the area. The LDS is made available publicly and kept up to date to ensure that local communities and interested parties can keep track of our progress in preparing the Local Plan.

Our latest LDS, which was approved on 31 July 2018, sets out our programme for preparing development plan documents up to 2021. It's hoped that the new Local Plan will be adopted in December 2020. The LDS also gives an indicative timetable for preparation of a new Joint Strategic Plan (JSP), covering South West Herts (Dacorum, St Albans, Three Rivers, Hertsmere and Watford), which has a target date for adoption of July 2021.

For more information, please see the  Local Development Scheme 2018-2021 (PDF 808KB).