1. About Development Framework Plans
The Local Plan requires some of the larger strategic sites to produce a 'landscape and design led masterplan'. On the 23 September 2014 the Planning Committee endorsed a technical note which sets out an approach that satisfies that policy requirement. It refers to 'Development Framework Plans (DFP)', which is considered to be a more accurate description of what will be required, with the creation of a framework of key infrastructure requirements, land uses and design principles.
The note is advisory and there is scope for flexibility in the approach, provided that the policy requirements can still be met. It helps to set out the type and level of information required, and the level of engagement expected, in preparing these 'DFP'.