Development of an evidence base
Legislation requires the LDP to be “sound”, and for this to be tested by an independent examination. To ensure “soundness”, the LPA is required to collect and demonstrate the use of evidence for relevant social, environmental and economic issues.
This process starts with identifying the main issues and objectives to be addressed by the LDP. The plan process is described as being “front-loaded” as most of the work in developing evidence and consulting the community is at an early stage before the draft plan is produced.
Page updated on: 20/07/2018
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