Maldon District Issues and Options Consultation


9.1 National Planning Policy has changed since the adoption of the current Local Development Plan, paragraphs 20, 21, 22 and 23 of the NPPF lays out how local plans should be set out. They should consist of strategic policies which set the overall strategy of pattern, scale and quality of development and make sufficient provision for housing, including affordable housing, employment, retail, leisure and other commercial development. Strategic policies should also cover infrastructure for transport, telecommunications, flood risk and coastal change management, conservation and enhancement of the natural, built and historic environment.

9.2 Strategic policies should not extend to detailed matters which should be set out in non-strategic policies. Most of the policies within the current Local Development Plan were non-strategic with some strategic policies throughout the Plan. The review of the LDP will look different because it has to incorporate this change in national policy.