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The Legacy Corporation is currently considering the representations received on the Local Plan, reviewing new evidence and finalising the supporting documentation. Once these tasks have taken place, the Legacy Corporation will draft and then consult on the formal Regulation 19 ‘Publication’ version of the Local Plan. Subject to Board agreement, this is likely to take place in summer 2014.
A new updated timetable setting out more detail to this programme will be available shortly. It is currently expected the Local Plan will be adopted in spring 2015. See link to the adopted Local Development Scheme for infomation on the previous timetable.
Once adopted, the Legacy Corporation Local Plan will provide the strategic policy guidance for development, as well as be a material consideration in the determination of planning applications within the area until 2030. The Local Plan will sit alongside the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the London Plan, which together will form the Development Plan for the Legacy Corporation area.
The Local Plan will include:
Until the Legacy Corporation Local Plan has been adopted, planning applications will continue to be decided using the development plan documents belonging to the four Local Boroughs, the London Plan and the NPPF. These plans can be found using the following links:
A number of documents are also required to support the Local Plan production processes. These are set out below:
The Local Development Scheme (LDS) is the Legacy Corporation’s project plan for the preparation of its Local Plan and related documents. It sets out key dates and milestone in the preparation of the Plan.
The Authority Monitoring Report sets out progress towards key Local Plan milestones, information on permitted and completed developments and Community Infrastructure Levy schemes and receipts within the monitoring period.
The Statement of Community Involvement sets out how the community will be involved in the preparation of local planning policy documents and in the processing and determination of planning applications.
The Sustainability Appraisal is carried out alongside the plan-making processes in order to assess the likely social, economic and environmental impacts of the Plan, ensuring the most sustainable options are selected where possible. Read the Sustainability Appraisal Report and the Non-Technical Summary.
The Habitats Regulations Assessment, also known as an ‘Appropriate Assessment’ is required under the European Habitats Directive to assesses whether a plan or project, ‘in combination’, could affect the ‘integrity’ of sites of international nature conservation importance in Europe. A screening report has been carried out for the Legacy Corporation.
The Equalities Impact Assessment (EQIA) looks at the impacts of the policies of the Plan on different sections of the community.
In addition the Legacy Corporation has been progressing its Community Infrastructure Levy. The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) will be a new levy on development within the area to help fund the social, environmental and physical infrastructure for which development creates a need. LLDC has already consulted on its Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule.
Following the Localism Act, 2011 local communities, as Neighbourhood Forums or Parish Councils, have the ability to shape development within their area by preparing neighbourhood plans. It is the LLDCs role, as a local planning authority, to give non-financial support to groups wishing to utilise these powers. More information on Neighbourhood Planning can be found on the Inside Government website.
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