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The development plan for the Legacy Corporation area is comprised of the London Plan and the Local Development Documents of the constituent London Boroughs.
Until the Legacy Corporation has prepared planning policy for the new local planning authority area, planning applications will be determined in accordance with the existing development plan.
Current planning policy for the area can be accessed through the appropriate website:
The Local Plan
The Legacy Corporation is preparing a Local Plan which will set out the planning policies that will guide future development within its administrative boundary, and which will be used in the determination of future planning applications.
The Local Plan will include:
When adopted, the Legacy Corporation’s Local Plan will form part of the Development Plan for the area, alongside the London Plan.
The Local Plan is being prepared with the community and as such, the Legacy Corporation welcomes the views of local residents, businesses, landowners, developers and special interest groups. Between now and the end of 2012, we are activiely seeking views on what should be contained within the Local Plan, as well as carrying out a ‘Call for Sites’.
The Local Plan process
The key stages of Local Plan production are:
The timetable for the preparation of the Local Plan is set out in a document called the Local Development Scheme (LDS).
Currently, the Legacy Corporation are at the ‘pre-production’ research and evidence gathering stage of the plan making process. Further information will be made available on these pages in due course.
The Legacy Corporation will prepare a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) alongside the Local Plan. The CIL is a new levy on development which local planning authorities may introduce in their areas in order to fund the social, environmental and physical infrastructure that is required to meet the level of development proposed in the Local Plan.
Although not formally part of the development plan for the area, the CIL will be a key delivery mechanism for the Local Plan, by helping to ensure that new infrastructure is provided in a timely way in order to support the level of growth that is being planned for.
In London, the Mayor has already introduced a CIL which came into force on 1 April 2012, which will be used to finance around £300 million towards the delivery of Crossrail. When it is adoped, the Legacy Corporation’s CIL will be collected in addition to the Mayoral CIL.
The timetable for the preparation of the CIL is also set out in the Local Development Scheme (LDS).
The Local Development Scheme (LDS) is the Legacy Corporation’s project plan for the preparation of its Local Plan and related documents.
The LDS is the first point of reference for information regarding existing and proposed planning documents which for part of the development plan for the area.
The LDS was considered and approved by the Legacy Corporation’s Board on 15 October 2012, and has immediate effect.
Including: Statement of Community Involvement, Sustainability Appraisal, Habitats Regulations Assessment, Equalities Impact Assessment
For information on documents which may be prepared to provide supplementary detail on development plan policies and on how the Legacy Corporation will support the preparation of neighbourhood plans
For background research and statistical information which supports the Local Plan.