A visit by RBK officers to explain the emerging Local Plan

November 16th we have a visit from RBK Council Planning Officers to present a talk on the emerging Local Plan, a key document for the Borough’s future. The Local Plan will set out the Council’s planning policies and objectives for the next 10-15 years. The planning officer leading the preparation of the plan has agreed to speak about the thinking behind the draft plan and the ways in which residents, businesses and others can get involved in influencing the final content of the plan over what is expected to be a 3 month consultation period.

The Local Plan will set the vision for the borough until 2041. In 2019, the council carried out early engagement on the content of a new Local Plan. Our previous feedback is valued and is helping to develop the draft plan. But a lot has changed in the last two years. That is why they are going out to ask people if their views have changed and hear from others, to help shape the future.

There are also several other important reasons why we need further early engagement on the Local Plan now:

  • To respond to new housing delivery targets set by the Government and the Mayor of London

  • To conform with the Mayor of London’s new London Plan which was adopted in March 2021

  • To support our town centres, neighbourhoods and the borough recover from COVID-19

  • To respond to the climate emergency which has been declared by the council

  • To take into account changes to national planning policy and guidance, set by the Government

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Last Updated on January 9, 2023 by Kingston Society