Local Plan

The Local Plan (previously known as Local Development Framework) sets out the priorities for the development of the borough and will be used for making decisions on planning applications. It consists of a number of planning documents and guidance.

Customer notice

We are now reviewing the policies in our Core Strategy and Development Management Plan. Site allocations will be taken forward alongside this review.

We are now consulting on the Publication Local Plan until 15 February 2017.

Further information is available on the Local Plan Review.

Local Plan documents and guidance
Plans/documents Status
Local Plan Review Publication consultation until 15 February 2017.
Core Strategy Adopted April 2009. Please also refer to the Local Plan Review
Development Management Plan Adopted November 2011. Please also refer to the Local Plan Review
Twickenham Area Action Plan Adopted July 2013
Saved Unitary Development Plan Adopted March 2005
Site Allocations Plan No longer being progressed. Please refer to the Local Plan Review
Joint West London Waste Plan Adopted 30 July 2015
Community Infrastructure Levy
Borough Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Came into effect on 1 November 2014
Article 4 Directions (Offices to Residential) Came into effect on 30 November 2014
Article 4 Directions (Shops to Financial and Professional Services) Made on 10 March 2016, will take effect on 1 April 2017
Supplementary planning documents Adopted
Draft supplementary planning and consultation documents Being prepared
Local Development Scheme Adopted January 2017

How we involve the c


Our Statement of Community Involvement sets out how the Council involves local communities in developing planning policies and in connection with planning applications. It covers who will be consulted, when local communities will be involved and which methods will be used.

Research and monitoring

We have prepared and/or commissioned a number of studies to support and supplement the Local Plan. In addition, we monitor the effectiveness of our policies on an annual basis.

Sustainability Appraisal

The Council must carry out a Sustainability Appraisal for each statutory development plan, including for some Supplementary Planning Documents to ensure the social, environmental and economic effects are assessed during the preparation process.

Neighbourhood planning

The Localism Act 2011 has introduced powers for local communities to produce a neighbourhood development plan.

Village Plans

The Council has produced 14 Village Plans, which describe the key issues, priorities and opportunities in the areas.

Make an enquiry

Email: ldf@richmond.gov.uk

Updated: 18 January 2017