Local Plan

The Redbridge Local Plan 2015-2030 was formally adopted at Full Council on Thursday 15 March 2018. It replaces the suite of existing development plan documents comprising the Core Strategy and Borough Wide Primary Policies, Area Action Plans (AAP) for Ilford, the Crossrail Corridor and Gants Hill; as well as Development Sites with Housing Capacity and Development Opportunity Sites.

Redbridge Local Plan 2015-2030 (PDF 7.96 MB)

Appendix 1: Opportunity Sites (PDF 7.92 MB)

Policies Map (PDF 12.4 MB)

Policies Map: Metropolitan and District Centres Inset (PDF 7.01 MB)

Adoption Statement (PDF 285 KB)

Sustainability Appraisal Adoption Statement (PDF 486 KB)

Inspector's Report (PDF 392 KB)

The Adopted Local Plan also includes the Minerals Local Plan and Joint East London Waste Plan.


Local Plan Archive

The Local Plan Archive includes details of consultations since 2016 and the Examination in Public, as well as the supporting documents that have been used to help produce the policies and site allocations within the Local Plan.


All new residential development within the zones of influence of the Epping Forest SAC will need to provide payment towards avoidance and mitigation measures in relation to recreational impact upon the SAC.

The London Borough of Redbridge will charge a fee of £30 per dwelling for all new residential development within the 6.2km Epping Forest SAC mitigation buffer, plus an appropriate administration fee. The fee will be determined depending on the type of application and the amount of residential units proposed.

An Epping Forest SAC Mitigation Payment Letter will be sent to applicants with further information.


The Government has introduced a Housing Delivery Test (HDT) with the intention of holding local authorities to account for under-delivery of housing. This compares the housing delivery over a three-year period to the cumulative housing target over that period, as set out in the Housing Delivery Test Rule Book.

Redbridge has published its Housing Delivery Test Action Plan (4.5 MB), however due to a delay in publishing the HDT results, information in the Action Plan is based upon our own monitoring data. This was part of a Planning Advisory Service pilot project and is part of a proactive agenda towards addressing housing under-supply.

Implementation and monitoring

In the process of preparing documents for our development plan, we collect information and monitor the effectiveness of our policies. We publish the results in an Authority Monitoring Report (AMR), which shows key statistics and the progress of producing and implementing planning policy.

The Council has recently completed an AMR for the monitoring period 2017-18, which was agreed by Cabinet on Monday 18 March 2019.

Authority Monitoring Report 2017-18 (PDF 474KB)

Authority Monitoring Report 2014-17 (PDF 896KB)

Authority Monitoring Report 2013-14 (PDF 1.5MB)

In March 2020 we published a new Local Development Scheme (PDF 967KB). This is a three year working plan that sets out the planning policy documents the council will produce, including a timetable for their preparation. It allows the community and stakeholders to find out about the council's future intentions for planning of the borough.

 In addition to Redbridge's local adopted documents, there are other national and governmental documents that provide over-arching guidance for the preparation of local plans and decisions on planning applications.

Document Name

Description of document

London Plan 2016

The London Plan is an overall strategic plan for London which sets out an economic, environmental, transport and social framework for the development of London to 2031.

As a London borough, development within Redbridge is also subject to the London Plan.

National Planning Policy Framework
(Feb 2019)

National Planning Policy provides over-arching guidance for the preparation of local plans and decisions on planning applications. On 24 July 2018 a revised NPPF was released, which was then updated on 19 February 2019. This is accompanied by National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG).

A new National Policy for Traveller Sites also came into effect on 27 March 2012, but is published separately. Until such time as the Government publishes its National Waste Plan, Planning Policy Statement 10 Planning for Sustainable Waste Management continues to have an effect.

Former and Superseded Policies

These are the superseded LDF documents, which have now been replaced by the adopted Redbridge Local Plan (2018).

The previous LDF documents included a Proposals Map (PDF 18MB) which shows the coverage of policies and site allocations.

DPD Name 

Description of Document

Core Strategy Development Plan Document (PDF 1.06MB) Adopted March 2008

Superseded. Sets out an overall spatial strategy for the Borough and provides general guidelines on the types of development we want to see in Redbridge and where they are to be built.

Borough Wide Primary Policies Development Plan Document (PDF 1.07MB) Adopted May 2008

Superseded. Includes policies for determining development proposals.

Development Sites with Housing Capacity Development Plan Document (PDF 19MB) Adopted May 2008

Superseded. Shows where new housing is to be built over the next 10-year period.

Development Opportunity Sites Development Plan Document (PDF 829KB) Adopted May 2008

Superseded. Shows where new community facilities, such as schools and health centres are to be built as well as improved public transport facilities.

Ilford Town Centre Area Action Plan Development Plan Document (PDF 17.2MB) Adopted May 2008

Superseded. The Ilford Town Centre Area Action Plan shows how growth can be accommodated and used to improve the vitality and prosperity of Ilford for the benefit of residents and visitors.

Gants Hill District Centre Area Action Plan Development Plan Document (PDF 4.14MB) Adopted May 2009

Superseded. The Gants Hill District Centre Area Action Plan sets out the future spatial strategy for the District Centre, ensuring that new development will be delivered that will be of a high quality design and contribute to the character of the District Centre.


Crossrail Corridor Area Action Plan (PDF 5.94MB)

Adopted September 2011

Superseded. The Crossrail Corridor Area Action Plan sets out a planning framework for growth and regeneration for the area running along the High Road (A118) from the eastern edge of Ilford Town Centre, through Seven Kings and Goodmayes to the Borough boundary in Chadwell Heath, in anticipation for the arrival of Crossrail in 2019.

In addition to our adopted documents, we have other supporting documents and guidance such as Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs), Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) and planning briefs which support our key policies.

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