Local Development Framework

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What is the Local Development Framework?

The Local Development Framework (LDF) is the term used to describe the set of documents which will eventually include all of the planning authority's local development documents, one of which will be the City Plan. As these new documents are adopted by the council, they will eventually replace the Brighton & Hove Local Plan adopted in 2005. 

LDFs, which were introduced by the Government in 2004, are intended to deliver sustainable development whilst reflecting the needs of local communities. They aim to deliver 'spatial planning', that is they must take into account social and environmental factors such as health and housing need and should not be purely focussed on the regulation and control of land.

The main types of LDF documents are:

Other LDF documents are:

More information can be found on our LDF Background Studies page and by contacting the LDF team.

Shoreham Harbour Joint Area Action Plan (JAAP). More information can be found on our Shoreham Harbour page.

Other documents

Contact the LDF Team