The Local Development Scheme (LDS) is the timetable that sets out which documents the council will produce, when the consultation stages will be and when the council will adopt the documents.

The current LDS available to view was approved by Council on 12 March 2021.  Key milestones are detailed in the LDS, however, further new stages of work have since been identified as necessary before the next stage of consultation on the Plan in 2022. Due to this further work being required, timescales for preparation of the Local Plan have changed from the adopted LDS as set out on the Council's Timeline - Local Plan Review: Chichester District Council webpage.