Pre-13th December 2010
From the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, Regional Spatial Strategies (RSS) were born (in England, they are not prepared in Scotland, Wales and NI). The goal of the Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS) is to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development. The RSS, incorporating a Regional Transport Strategy (RTS), provides a extensive development strategy for a region for a fifteen to twenty year period. The RSS also informs the preparation of Local Development Documents (LDDs), Local Transport Plans (LTPs) and regional and sub-regional strategies and programmes that have a bearing on land use activities (Communities and Local Government Website, 2009).