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.
We have reviewed the policies in our Core Strategy and Development Management Plan. A revised Local Plan, which includes site allocations, was subject to a final public consultation from 4 January until 15 February 2017
We are now preparing for the submission of the Local Plan to the Secretary of State for independent Examination in Public.
Further information is available on the Local Plan Review.
|Local Plan Review Preparation for submission to Secretary of State||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|
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.
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.
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.
The Localism Act 2011 has introduced powers for local communities to produce a neighbourhood development plan.
The Council has produced 14 Village Plans, which describe the key issues, priorities and opportunities in the areas.
Updated: 15 March 2017