What is a Local Plan?
A local plan sets out a vision for the future of the borough. It includes local planning policies to manage that change, as well as guide the future location, type of developments and land use chosen for the creation of housing, shops, education and healthcare facilities, restaurants and offices.
What is the purpose of a Local Plan?
How does this fit with other local and national plans?
- the whole Development Plan,
- the borough of Kingston’s Local Plan and
- the London Plan.
Why do we need this additional 'Local Plan'?
There have also been important policy changes at a national level through the National Planning Policy Framework, so our new plan needs to reflect these changes.
How long does the consultation period run for?
The consultation starts on the 1st May 2019 and will end on 31 July 2019.
Where can I see a paper copy of the plan?
You can either download a print a copy from here or our website. Or you can view the documents at local libraries, or the Information and Advice Centre at Guildhall 2, and get help with completing the online form.
How can I get help with a translation of the plan?
If you have any difficulties with the consultation material, comments, questions, or simply need help with your responding (sometimes known as ‘making an objection’ or ‘making a representation’ on the plan), you can email the Strategic Planning Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 020 8547 5002An audio summary of the document is also available at: www.kingston.gov.uk/newlocalplan
What happens after the consultation closes?
After the end of July 2019, the responses to the consultation will be used to inform the development of the new draft Plan, which should be compiled over winter 2019/20. This draft will be shared and consulted upon to fine-tune before submission in Summer 2020. To download key timelines.