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Local Development Frameworks

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether local planning authorities will be required to amend their Local Development Frameworks to bring them in line with National Policy Statements. (307269)

Local planning authorities must have regard to national policy, including National Policy Statements, when preparing development plan documents in their local development framework.

When National Policy Statements are adopted local planning authorities should have regard to them when they next review their LDF documents.