Neighbourhood Development Plans

February 17th, 2017 by James Goudie KC

In R (DLA Delivery Ltd) v Lewes District Council (2017) EWCA Civ 58 the Court of Appeal held that the statutory requirement for a Neighbourhood Development Plan (“NDP”) to be “in general conformity with the strategic policies contained in the development plan for the area” did not require the making of a NDP to await the adoption of an up-to-date local plan.  Lindblom LJ addresses the statutory scheme for the preparation of NDPs at paras 4/5 and concludes at para 25 that the making of a NDP does not have to await the adoption of any other development plan document.

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