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Local Development Frameworks: Examining development plan documents - Soundness guidance (PDF format, 1.8 Mb)

  • Departments: 

  • Planning Inspectorate

Document type: 


Date of publication: 

11 July 2008


This document provides guidance to local planning authorities and all those involved in the development plan document examination process. It sets out the approach that will be taken to assess whether a plan has been prepared in accordance with the legislative requirements and to establish whether it is sound.


The guidance has been updated. Updated: 20 August 2009
  • Subjects: 

  • Planning, land and premises

  • Regions: 

  • National

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