Local Development Framework
The Local Development Framework (LDF) was the old name for the
portfolio of planning documents, prior to the publication of the
National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). This has now been
replaced by the new Local Plan process.
At that time it was the Council’s intention to produce three
- A Core Strategy setting out the spatial vision for the future
of Broxbourne. The Council prepared, submitted and had the
Core Strategy examined by an independent inspector, who concluded
that the strategy could be found sound, but only if a number of key
policies were changed or deleted. Members of the Council were
deeply disappointed at this decision and decided in July 2012 not
to adopt the Core Strategy and to instead prepare a new Local Plan
that combines strategic policies and site allocations.
- A Site Allocations document allocating sites and areas of land
for development. The Council never got as far as producing
this document and now intends to prepare a new Local Plan which
contains strategic policies and site allocations in a single
- A Development Management Policies document setting out
detailed policies to help determine planning applications.
The Council never got as far as producing this document and intends
to prepare it as part of the new Local Plan process.