Local development framework support
As the local development framework (LDF) and development plan documents (DPD) process rolls out and is reviewed, the old style local plans and unitary development plans (UDPs) are being replaced. This offers a rare opportunity to challenge policy and influence decision-making. We can help you take advantage of this to promote development on individual sites or to set new precedents for certain types of development proposal.
We can make representations at various stages of the LDF process, always carefully tailored to the circumstances of the case. We’ll gather any evidence necessary to support the challenge, calling on outside expertise as required to maximise your chances of success.
Examples of successful challenges we have lead include:
- taking commercial land out of the green belt so that its potential can be unlocked
- promoting urban land for alternative uses, and
- promoting rural land for urban expansion.
- changing employment designation to a housing allocation