Minerals and Waste Development Framework (MWDF)

Published 14 November 2005

The Government has introduced major changes to the plan-making system through the introduction of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

The new Act requires local planning authorities to prepare and produce a new generation of planning policy documents termed ‘Local Development Frameworks’ (LDFs) which are to eventually replace existing Local Plans. These new documents, along with other changes to the planning system are intended to make the planning system much more streamlined and promote a positive approach to managing development.

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