New Local Plan
The council has begun the process of preparing a New Local Plan which will replace the existing Local Plan documents adopted in July 2017. The Local Plan is used to decide on planning applications for new development and buildings in the borough.
The new Local Plan will be informed by evidence on a range of planning issues including housing, employment, retail, biodiversity and viability.
Evidence base documents currently completed are:
Formal consultation on the New Local Plan: First Steps ran from 16 November 2020 until 1 March 2021.
The New Local Plan First Steps Engagement document set out the key issues to be addressed by the New Local Plan, asked open questions about the issues and challenges facing the future planning of the borough and sought views on options to address them.
Alongside the New Local Plan First Steps Engagement consultation document an Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA) Scoping Report was also prepared for consultation setting out how the council will assess the equalities, sustainability and health impacts of the New Local Plan.
Please visit our New Local Plan consultation website site to view all First Steps Engagement documents and key summaries.
The main documents can also be downloaded below:
- New Local Plan: First Steps Engagement Document (PDF, 10.3 MB)
- First Steps Summary Document (PDF, 2.27MB)
- First Steps Micro Guide (PDF, 927.53 KB)
- Integrated Impact Assessment Scoping Report (PDF, 23.39 MB)
We will shortly publish a consultation report for the First Steps Engagement. Following this, a Draft Local Plan will be published for consultation (expected summer 2022).
If you would like further information please contact the Planning Policy Team at email@example.com or by phone: 020 8489 5965.