RBK Local Plan
A new Local Plan is currently being prepared by RBK.
The need for a new Local Plan was identified when the Mayor of London updated the London Plan in 2015 and increased RBK's housing quota from 375 to 643.
The policies in the existing Core Strategy were designed to deliver the original housing quota and it was clear that this needed to be renewed earlier than had been intended.
The RBK Diretion of Travel was the first document published as part of the new Local Plan and a timetable that would see the plan adopted in early 2020 was drawn up.
Since that process was begun the new Mayor of London has opted to rewrite the London Plan and the Government has undertaken a major re-write of the National Planning Policy Framework.
In November 2017 the draft London Plan allocated RBK a housing quota of 1364 whilst the MHCLG introduced a Housing Delivery Test setting RBK's housing need at 1527 new houses per year.
Local authorites in London have collectively identified numerous problems in the draft London Plan and consequently progress on the new Local Plan has been delayed whilst these are resolved.
An updated version of the draft London Plan with amendments was published in August 2018 and its Examination in Public begins on 15th January 2019.
The latest Local Development Scheme establishes a revised work programme to produce the Borough-wide Local Plan. It was adopted at the Strategic Housing and Planning Committee on 28 March 2019.
Local Plan Early Engagement May 2019
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