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Development plan document

Under the new system of local planning brought in under the Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, the term 'development plan document' covers any Local Development Document that is part of the development plan. A development plan document has to be independently tested by a Government inspector and carries full weight in relation to planning applications, which distinguishes it from a supplementary planning document. Development plan documents include the local planning authority's core strategy, area action plans and proposals map.

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