The Local Development Framework (LDF) is the former name for a group of documents that set out the spatial strategy, planning policies and proposals to guide the future development and use of land in Thurrock.
Documents that made up the LDF include:
- Core Strategy Local Plan - adopted
- Site Allocations Local Plan - formerly in preparation
- Mineral and Waste Local Plan - formerly in preparation
- Gypsy and Travellers Local Plan
In February 2014, Council decided to start work on a new Local Plan. The new Local Plan will set out the amount of development for Thurrock, and its distribution across the borough. It will be a comprehensive long-term planning framework.
Policies within the current Core Strategy will continue to be used in decision making until the new Local Plan for Thurrock is adopted. As work on the new plan progresses, however, emerging policies could start to influence decisions on planning applications.
Many of these studies will be reviewed and updated to support the preparation of our new Local Plan, and will be published in that section.
Thurrock Council landscape capacity study, March 2005
Thurrock Council community needs and open spaces study
Thurrock employment land review
Thurrock waste arisings and capacity study
Thurrock retail study
Gypsy, traveller and travelling showperson accommodation assessment
Thurrock infrastructure prioritisation and implementation programme
Strategic Housing Market Assessment
Thurrock affordable housing viability assessment
Strategic housing land availability assessment
Assessment of 5-year housing land supply
Thurrock strategic flood risk assessment, level 1
Thurrock strategic flood risk assessment, level 2
Thurrock water cycle study
Thurrock economic development strategy
Thurrock Lakeside development
West Thurrock Way integration feasibility study