The Local Development Scheme sets out the council's programme for the preparation of local development documents.

The latest Scheme for Wirral, which was approved by the Council on 6 July 2015 came into effect on 7 July 2015.

A revised strategic housing market assessment and retail and town centres study were reported to the Council's Cabinet on 18 July 2016 (Minute 31 and Minute 32 refer).

Further consultation on housing needs and land supply took place in August 2016

The Council is now undertaking a Development Options Review, with a view to approving a revised Draft Local Plan by December 2018.