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Local development scheme

Information about the timetable for preparing the Lewisham Local Plan.
Changes to the Scheme of Delegation

On 29 March 2023, members agreed changes to the Council’s constitution and scheme of delegation.

The new scheme will be applied to applications with a Statutory Start Date of 30 March 2023 or later.  The changes are:

  • 10 or more objections will be required to trigger a planning committee meeting 
  • A scheme with an amenity society objection will be referred to a Chairs’ Review meeting

The Local Development Scheme (LDS) sets out:

  • an outline of the Local Plan and the planning documents we propose to prepare

  • the timetable for the preparation of the various documents.

The current Local Development Scheme was approved by a decision of Mayor and Cabinet on 7 December 2022 and came into force on 17 December 2022. It replaces the LDS 2020.

The old LDS 2020 can be read below.