Local Development Framework (LDF)

The Local Development Framework (LDF) is a non-statutory term used to describe a folder of documents, which includes all the local planning authority's local development documents. An LDF is comprised of:

  • Development Plan Documents (which form part of the statutory development plan)
  • Supplementary Planning Documents

The local development framework will also comprise of:

  • the Statement of Community Involvement
  • the Local Development Scheme
  • the Annual Monitoring Report
  • any Local Development Orders or Simplified Planning Zones that may have been added