Local Plan Adoption
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.
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 Special Area of Conservation (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 Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) was adopted in 2020 and is our guide to developers, planners, and the community on how we consult and engage with different stateholders during different stages in the planning process, including plan making and planning applications; and also includes information on neighbourhood planning and planning enforcement.
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.
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.
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.
Description of document
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 2041.
As a London borough, development within Redbridge is also subject to the London Plan.
National Planning Policy Framework
The National Planning Policy Framework provides over-arching guidance for the preparation of local plans and decisions on planning applications. On 20 July 2021 a revised Framework was published. 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.
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.