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Local Development Plan

Work is currently under way on reviewing the National Park’s development plan. As part of this review our current Local Plan and the structure plans that cover the Park’s area will be updated and replaced by one Local Development Plan. 

The Local Development Plan will be the Park’s statutory planning document that guides all future development and use of land. It will act as a strong catalyst for changes and improvements in the area and shape the environment of the National Park. The Local Development Plan will provide clear guidance on what development will or will not be allowed and where. It will provide the framework against which planning applications are assessed, and will be reviewed every five years to ensure an up-to-date Plan is in place to guide future development in the area.

The Local Plan 2010-2015 remains the statutory plan until the Local Development Plan is adopted.

For more information on the Local Development Plan and how it will be prepared, visit our FAQs page.

Your input in preparing our Local Development Plan is important from the earliest stage possible; we want to hear what you think are the big issues for planning in our towns and villages. ‘Your Park Your Plan’ is a year- long initiative which focuses on engagement and participation from all with an interest in the National Park.

You can also get involved by using the Local Development Plan blog: On the site you can keep up to date with progress of the Local Development Plan and make comments on anything that is posted. 

You can get involved at every stage of the process and our timetable, called the Development Plan Scheme, sets out each stage we go through and exactly how you can input to it.

Key Stages in Plan Preparation

Below is a table containing key dates in the Local Development Plan process and an update on our progress.


Development Plan Preparation 

Indicative Timescales for Completion


 Development Plan Scheme

December 2012 

Approved at Planning & Access Committee on 3 December 2012.  View the report from that meeting (agenda item 10).


Pre Main Issues Report Engagement
Call for Proposed Sites / Issues
Evidence Base Preparation

February 2014

In progress, full details on how you can get involved in the process can be found in the 'Your Park Your Plan' page. 


Publish Main Issues Report

Consult on Main Issues Report*

April 2014

Main Issues Report was approved for consultation by the National Park Authority Board, expected date of publication is now the end of April 2014.   More information can be found on the Main Issues Report Page.


Publish Proposed Plan

Consult on Proposed Plan*

December 2014

December 2014 / April 2015 



Examination of Proposed Plan and Issue of Reporters Report

June 2016 



Consider Reporters Recommendations and Prepare Modifications (if required) and Publish Local Development Plan

September 2016 




October 2016 



 Publish Action Programme

December 2016 


* Six weeks minimum 

Contact Us

If you have any comments or questions about the plan process or would like to be notified when key milestones are reached, please get in touch. Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or tel: 01389 722600.