Definitions for "Unitary Development Plan"
A document setting out the strategic framework for the use of land and detailed policies and specific proposals for development
The development plan providing the land use planning policy framework for the control of development across unitary local authorities and metropolitan districts, taking into account, where necessary, any relevant economic, social and other considerations.
Now known as a local development framework, this is a statutory plan which sets out the Council's planning policies in metropolitan districts. It covers a wide range of land related issues and makes provision for industry and offices, tourism and leisure facilities, shops and new homes, while at the same time protecting the environment for the benefit of future generations.