Extension of 'Saved Policies' beyond the 3 year period
The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 provides for the saving of
policies in adopted or approved local, structure and unitary development
plans for a period of 3 years while progress is made on the preparation of
Local Development Frameworks. Policies in development plans which
were adopted or approved at the commencement date (28 September 2004)
expired on 27 September 2007 unless the Secretary of State made a direction
to extend such policies beyond that date. Policies in those
development plans which were adopted after 28 September 2004 are operative
for 3 years from the date of adotion. Planning authorities who wish
to save policies beyond three years must also obtain a Direction from the
Secretary of State to save those policies. This must be done six months
before the policies are due to expire.
The Directions that have been made by the Secretary of State in relation to
Walsall's Unitary Development Plan are set out below.