Local Development Framework
The Local Development Framework (LDF) is a portfolio of documents that works in conjunction with national policy and the Mayor's London Plan to form the development plan for the borough. It sets out a framework for how development and growth will be managed in the borough including where new homes and infrastructure will be located and how new jobs will be created.
The LDF will eventually replace the Unitary Development Plan once it is adopted.
The LDF is comprised of several types of document. These are:
Local Development Documents (LDDs)
These are all the documents that comprise the LDF including DPDs, SPDs and the Statement of Community Involvement, Local Development Scheme and the Annual Monitoring Report.
Development Plan Documents (DPDs)
These documents outline the key development goals of the Local Development Framework. These consist of the Core Strategy, Development Plan Document, Site Allocations and Area Action Plans.
These documents do not form part of the statutory development plan, however they provide further detailed guidance on policy topics such as Sustainable Design and Construction, Affordable Housing, Contributions to Education and Contributions to Health.