Local Plan process How the Local Plan process works and our current progress. Local Development Scheme Sets out how will manage the plan-making process. Local Plan examination Includes the latest news, details on the Inspector and Programme Officer, submission and examination documents and hearing session information. Consultations Includes the Pre-Submission Publication, Development Management Policies, Emerging Strategy and Further Options and Issues and Options. Evidence base Technical reports and studies on the social, economic and environmental characteristics of Harlow, which underpin our Local Plan.