local plan Watch SPRING 2019
London 

 

Barking and Dagenham

The Issues and Options (Regulation 18) consultation was completed in 2015 however there is no further update.  The Local Development Scheme is currently out of date.

Barnet

The Call for Sites submission for the New Local Plan closed in August 2018.  The Local Development Scheme states that the adoption of the document is still proposed for Autumn 2019.

Bexley

Bexley is currently consulting on its preferred approaches to planning policies and land use designations (Regulation 18) with comments being accepted until 31 March 2019.  The Local Development Scheme suggests an adoption date of February 2021.

Brent

Brent’s preferred options consultation ran from 8 November 2018 to 3 January 2019 and the Council is now considering the responses.  The new Local Plan is proposed for adoption in October 2019.

Bromley

The Bromley Local Plan was adopted in January 2019.  The document will be monitored on an annual basis through the Authority Monitoring Report however no dates are confirmed.  

Camden

The Camden Local Plan was adopted in July 2017 and covers the period from 2016-2031.  It replaced the Core Strategy and Camden Development policies documents.  

City of London

The City of London are currently consulting on their new draft Local Plan and will accept comments until 28 February 2019. The document will cover the period until 2036.

The Local Development Scheme proposes an adoption date of December 2019.

Croydon

The new Local Plan was adopted in February 2018 and covers the period from 2016-2036.  A partial review is currently underway, with the publication of the preferred and alternative options proposed for Autumn 2019.  Adoption is proposed for January 2022.

Ealing

The current Local Plan comprises the Core Strategy (2012), Development Sites and Development Management (both 2013).  The Local Development Scheme is currently out of date.  

Enfield

Enfield are currently revisiting the issues and options stage which was initially carried out in 2015.  This consultation is ongoing until 28 February 2019 and is the first of two formal stages of consultation before it will be submitted for independent examination in 2020.

Greenwich

The current Local Plan consists of the Core Strategy, Policies Map and Site Allocations (all dated 2014).  The website advises that the consultation on the issues and options was conducted in 2016 with a consultation on the preferred approach to site allocations in Autumn 2018.  The publication of the submission version is likely to take place in Spring 2019 with submission to the Secretary of State in Summer 2019.

Hackney

The Hackney Local Plan was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for an Examination in Public on 23 January 2019.  It covers the period up to 2033.  The publication of the Inspector’s report is expected in Winter 2019/20.

Hammersmith and Fulham

The Hammersmith and Fulham Local Plan was adopted by the Council in February 2018, replacing the Core Strategy (2011) and the Development Management Local Plan (2013).  There are no reviews proposed.

Haringey
Haringey's development plan is currently made up of the Strategic Policies, Development Management Policies, Site Allocations and Tottenham Area Action Plan, alongside the London Plan.  

In May 2016, Haringey submitted the emerging Local Plan to the Secretary of State for independent examination, in compliance with Regulation 22 of the Town and Country Planning, Local Planning, England’s Regulations 2012.  Comments were received from the Inspector in April 2017 requesting modifications to the document. 

Harrow
The documents comprising the current Development Plan in Harrow were adopted in 2012/2013.  The Local Development Scheme for the Council states that the second part of the Regulation 18 consultation on the draft revised Local Plan is expected in Summer 2019 with adoption in early 2021. 

Havering
The Havering Local Plan covering the period from 2016 - 2031 and supporting documents, were submitted to the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for independent examination on 27 March 2018.  

Hillingdon
The Local Plan: Part 2, which comprises the Development Management Policies, Site Allocations and Designations and Polices Map, were submitted for an Examination in Public on 18 May 2018.  Adoption is proposed for Q2 of 2019 

Local Plan: Part 1 – Strategic Policies is to be reviewed in early 2019.

Hounslow
The Hounslow Local Plan was adopted in September 2015 and will cover the period until 2030.  As part of ongoing reviews, the Council is now considering the Great West Corridor Plan and West of Borough Plan.  The Regulation 19 consultation is proposed for May 2019 with adoption in Spring 2020. 

Islington
The Regulation 18 consultation for the new Local Plan ended on 14 January 2019.  The council will now analyse responses before moving ahead with the preparation of a Regulation 19 draft Local Plan. 

Kensington and Chelsea
The hearing for the Examination in Principle was held between 27 February and 16 March 2018.  The Inspector has written to the Council setting out his views on certain key issues and outlining the next steps for the examination of the Council’s Local Plan Partial Review.  

Kingston upon Thames
A Call for Sites ended in January 2018 and the Council is currently analysing the submissions to establish the capacity, availability and deliverability of sites, including their potential suitability for different uses.

The new Local Plan will cover the period from 2019-2041.  

Lambeth
The current Local Plan was adopted in 2015 with a review of the revised Lambeth Local Plan currently underway.  Consultation on the draft revised plan and proposed changes to the policies map took place between October and December 2018.  Publication of the proposed submission version is proposed for Quarter 3 of 2019/20.

Lewisham
The Stage 1 consultation for the new Local Plan closed on 20 November 2015.  The Local Development Scheme (2018) suggests that the Regulation 19 consultation is expected in Quarter 2 of 2019. 

London Legacy Development Corportion
The current Local Plan was adopted in 2015 and covers the period from 2015-2031.  The Legacy Corporation has initiated its formal review process, with its Regulation 19 consultation ending in December 2018.  The responses are now being considered, following which the Legacy Corporation will submit the Local Plan to the Secretary of State who will appoint an independent Examiner to undertake an Examination of the draft Revised Local Plan.  Adoption is currently proposed for October 2019.

Merton
The Stage 2 consultation for the new Local Plan closed on 28 January 2019.  Officers will now consider all the responses submitted and make appropriate changes to the draft Local Plan in accordance with planning legislation. All responses received will be published online with personal details such as postal addresses and email addresses redacted. All responses will be published online by the end of March 2019.   

Newham
The Local Plan was formerly adopted by the Council in December 2018.  There are currently no reviews planned.

Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation
The draft Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State for consideration on 4 October 2018 with a proposed adoption date of April 2019.  Until the OPDC adopts its own Local Plan, local authority document plans (for Brent, Ealing and Hammersmith and Fulham) will form part of OPDC’s Development Plan.  

Redbridge
The Redbridge Local Plan was adopted at Council in March 2018 and covers the period from 2015-2030.  There are no reviews planned.  

Richmond upon Thames
The Richmond Local Plan was adopted in July 2018 and covers the period from 2012-2028.  There are no reviews planned.  

Southwark
Southwark are currently consulting on the new Southwark Plan, until 17 May 2019.  It will be a new borough-wide planning and regeneration strategy and cover the period up to 2033. Once finalised and adopted, it will replace the saved Southwark Plan policies and the Core Strategy.  The Local Development Scheme proposes adoption for March 2020.

Sutton
Sutton Local Plan was adopted in February 2018 and covers the period from 2016- 2031.  There are no reviews planned.  

Tower Hamlets
Tower Hamlets submitted their new Local Plan to the Secretary of State on 28 February 2018.  It will now undergo an examination in public to test soundness and legal compliance.   After the examination, the planning inspector will write a report setting out recommendations on what changes (known as modifications) are needed in order to make the plan sound.

Any major modifications will require a further round of public consultation (at least a 6-week period). The planning inspector will need to be satisfied that the proposed changes to the plan will comply with the requirements of government policy and legislation.

Once the report has been published the Local Plan will be formally adopted.

Waltham Forest
The Council is in the process of preparing a new Local Plan and is currently developing its evidence base to support the new plan, following an Issues and Options consultation in December 2017.  The Regulation 19 consultation is proposed for June 2019 with adoption in 2020.

Wandsworth
The current Development Management Policies Document was adopted in 2016 and a review is currently underway.  The information received from the Issues and Options consultation is now being considered before the Preferred Options Document is published.  Submission is proposed for Autumn 2020.

The Council has also commenced a Call for Sites that will run until Monday 11 March 2019.   

Westminister
The consultation on the draft City Plan which covers the period from 2019-2040 ended on 21 December 2018.  The statutory Regulation 1 consultation is proposed for early 2019.

Local Plan Watch London - Spring 2019

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