Countdown to North Park Opening
The purpose of the planning system is to manage the use and development of land in the public interest. In carrying out this purpose, the system aims to balance the need for growth with the protection of natural and historic resources and quality of life. The current planning framework is based upon a variety of central government Acts, regulations and guidance, intended to produce what is known as “the plan-led system”. Its objectives are to ensure rational, speedy and consistent decisions, achieve greater certainty and secure public involvement in shaping future development.
The plan-led system requires that all planning applications must be determined in accordance with the contents of the Development Plan for the area, unless what are known as “material considerations” indicate that a different view should be taken.
The Development Plan for the Legacy Corporation is currently made up of the London Plan (2011) and the Core Strategies and Area Action Plans of the London Boroughs of Newham, Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.
As a whole, the Development Plan contains the overall land use and development strategy for the area and specific planning policies that will help to deliver the strategy, and provide a framework for decisions on planning applications. Alongside the National Planning Policy Framework, these are the key documents that are used by Development Management officers during assessment, and the Planning Decisions Committee in determining planning proposals and applications.
On 1 October 2012, the Legacy Corporation became a local planning authority and will therefore be preparing a new Local Plan for the area. When adopted, the Local Plan, with the London Plan, will form the new Development Plan for the area.
The Legacy Corporation’s Local Plan will be prepared in consultation with the community and a wide range of statutory bodies and other consultees with an interest in the area. The Legacy Corporation has set out its intended approach to how it will involve the community in the preparation of the Local Plan in the determination of planning applications in a Statement of Community Involvement (SCI).
The Legacy Corporation’s Local Development Scheme (LDS) sets out the timetable for preparation of the Local Plan.
Download the LLDC Local Development Scheme (FINAL OCTOBER 2012)
The Local Development Scheme (LDS) sets out the key stages of plan preparation:
If you would like to be consulted on the preparation of the Local Plan, please contact the Planning Policy Team.
Director of Planning Policy and Decisions
London Legacy Development Corporation
Planning Policy and Decisions Team
Level 10, 1 Stratford Place
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Legacy Corporation’s e- newsletter will keep you informed about the latest progress and will also detail how and when you can get involved. In addition the website will continue to be updated as we progress through the process. Press releases will be issued to advertise each stage. Further information on the timetable and stages is set out in the Local Development Scheme.
This means a consultation in accordance with Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012. This requires the Legacy Corporation to consult with the community about what a Local Plan for the area should include, and to take those representations into account.
The Legacy Corporation will formally start this Regulation 18 consultation on 12th November 2012 and it will run until autumn 2013 when the Local Plan is formally published prior to its submission to the Secretary of State.
The Legacy Corporation will undertake informal ‘early stakeholder engagement’ 12 November – 31 December 2012. This will involve:
Consultation on a draft Local Plan. August – September 2013.