Manchester City Council

Planning & regeneration About the Local Development Framework (LDF)

General information

Following the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, Manchester City Council is required to produce a Local Development Framework (LDF) which will is  a 'folder' of documents setting out guidelines for spatial development in Manchester.  To see a visual guide to what a Local Development Framework is, please go to the Government's Planning Portal website.

The LDF will be made up of Local Development Documents (LDDs) of which there are two types:

Full details of documents to be prepared and timescales are available in the Local Development Scheme 2010 - 2013

A Sustainability Appraisal, which is an assessment of the economic, social and environmental impacts of policies, will accompany each DPD and SPD.

The Council also has prepared a Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) which sets out how we intend to involve local people, businesses and other stakeholders in the preparation of LDDs and set out the Council's approach to consulting people over planning applications.

Progress will be set down in an  Annual Monitoring Report (AMR).  The AMR for 2011 is now available.

Please follow this link to find more pages giving information related to the Local Development Framework.

Consultation

The Local Development Documents which make up the Local Development Framework (LDF) will be subject to a process of continuous community involvement while they are being prepared.  Details of consultation events can be found on our Local Development Framework consultation page.

Contact:

Planning Strategy Team
FREEPOST MR 1514
Town Hall 
Manchester M60 2LA

email planningstrategy@manchester.gov.uk

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