On 13 September 2010 the Mayor launched a six week public consultation on Minor Alterations to the consultation draft Replacement London Plan. These deal with policy on provision for Gypsies and Travellers (including Travelling Show People), and revised targetsfor aggregates.
On 7 December 2009 the Mayor published a Minor Alteration dealing with borough-level waste arisings and apportionments. This was open to consultation until 1 February 2010. This fulfils the commitment given in the consultation draft Replacement London Plan (paragraph 5.77) to publish for public consultation new projected borough-level arisings and apportionments of municipal solid waste and commercial/ industrial waste, so that waste arisings and apportionments can be considered at the Examination in Public of the Replacement London Plan. This Minor Alteration also includes some corrections and clarifications to the text of the consultation draft Replacement London Plan.
The Mayor has produced a summary note setting out how the figures for waste arisings were produced.
The Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA) of the draft replacement London Plan incorporates the statutory assessment requirements of Sustainability Appraisal (SA) and Strategic Environmental Appraisal (SEA). The IIA report was prepared by independent consultants Entec UK Ltd.
A site specific Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) screening report has also been prepared by independent consultants ERM Ltd.
The Mayor has undertaken a Regional Flood Risk Appraisal (RFRA). This has given rise to the policies relating to flood risk in the draft replacement London Plan and will be an important consideration in the more detailed planning for the development of particular sites with an associated level of flood risk.
The publication of this final RFRA follows consultation on a draft RFRA in 2007. The RFRA makes a number of recommendations to improve understanding and management of flood risk and these will be reported annually as part of the London Plan Annual Monitoring Report.
This document aims to provide an economic evidence base to support the public consultation drafts of the three Mayoral strategies currently being revised: the London Plan, the Economic Development Strategy and the Transport Strategy.
Its purpose is to provide an understanding of the economic forces impacting on London and some of the main issues facing London.
This London wide Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment and Housing Capacity Study 2009 (SHLAA/HCS) is a comprehensive technical study into London’s potential housing capacity and the land available to meet it. The study represents the most robust and realistic identification of future housing supply in London until 2021.
In line with London Plan commitments to update the current London Plan housing targets by 2011, the SHLAA/HCS is an important evidence document for determining levels of housing provision in the draft replacement London Plan. The study is also an important evidence base for Local Development Framework preparation.
This independent report by London Southbank University shows that the London Plan has successfully driven carbon emission reductions from new developments of over 30% beyond building regulations between 2006 and 2009. The report underpins the even more stretching targets put forward in the new draft London Plan.
Pre Publication Draft
An independent assessment of the cost and delivery implications of the design requirements outlined in the London Housing Design Guide which seek to promote excellence in the design, quality and sustainability of homes in the Capital. These requirements will also inform the drafting of London Plan Supplementary Planning Guidance on Housing. The study focused on testing the consequences of those requirements that are new or which go beyond those that already apply under existing planning policy.
Prepared by URS in association with DTZ, this report provides a comprehensive analysis of London's supply of land in industrial and related uses such as warehousing for logistics, waste management, utilities, wholesale markets and vacant land including times series data 2001-2006-2010. Backed by field surveys and Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping, the study will provide a valuable input into related studies on industrial land demand and local employment land reviews. It will assist the GLA, LDA, TfL, boroughs and other partners to implement a rigorous strategy for industrial land management and investment, and to plan, monitor and manage release of surplus land to contribute to strategic and local planning objectives.
Pre Publication Draft (June 2010)
This pre-publication draft report by Regeneris Consulting provides a spatial and economic analysis of London's retail street markets and presents key trends affecting the sector. The study analyses the contribution that London's street markets make to the London economy as well as the wider social benefits that they bring.
Pre Publication Draft (June 2010)
An independent assessment by consultants Roger Tym & Partners of small shops policy 4.9 in the Draft Replacement London Plan. The report includes a broad quantification of small shop provision in London and investigates whether and how small shops are currently provided as part of large retail schemes. The study considers affordability, policy and obligations issues before suggesting a policy framework for implementation. The London Small Shops Study recommends drafting changes to policy 4.9 and will inform discussions at the Draft Replacement London Plan Examination in Public.
The Mayor's Draft Replacement London Plan (DRLP) addresses the distinct issues facing inner London more thoroughly than the economic policies of the 2008 London Plan. This report adds a more refined spatial perspective to the joint strategies evidence base and complements that of the Outer London Commission, by bringing together key parts of the material used to inform the DRLP's approaches to the two main components of inner London: the Central Activities Zone and the remainder of inner London. This report will inform discussions at the Draft Replacement London Plan's Examination in Public.
This report presents a collation and summary of the various evidence documents that support the need for the Mayor's proposed housing design standards, in particular, the evidence supporting the internal space standards outlined in proposed Policy 3.5 of the draft replacement London Plan.
Pre Publication Draft (August 2010)
In March 2010 Atkins Ltd and BNP Paribas Real Estate were commissioned by the GLA to carry out a viability assessment of the 2009 GLA Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment and Housing Capacity Study (SHLAA/HCS).
The principal purpose of this study is to conduct economic viability analysis to test the achievability and deliverability of housing sites and their assumed capacities over the plan period. The study will also help to demonstrate compliance with Stage 7C (Assessing Achievability for Housing) of the CLG SHLAA Guidance.
The study is supplementary and complementary to the work already carried out to assess the deliverability of site potential in the SHLAA/HCS and will be used as supporting evidence to the SHLAA/HCS and should be read in conjunction with the SHLAA/HCS.
Chapter 3 of the draft replacement London Plan (DRLP) deals, among other things, with a range of matters related to housing. Although these relate to what is perhaps one of the most fundamental questions in town planning – where will people live? – they draw on a great deal of detailed and quite technical background information and evidence set out across a number of technical documents.
This technical note is intended to assist participants in the DRLP Examination in Public discussions on matters 3B-H by summarising and drawing together the most important aspects of this background material and evidence base in a more accessible format. It provides detail and supporting information for the Mayor’s written statements on these matters.
This document has now been superseded - see www.london.gov.uk/priorities/planning/vision/supplementary-planning-guidance
This draft Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) on Housing will eventually replace the existing London Plan SPG in order to be consistent with the draft Replacement London Plan. It is intended primarily to inform discussion at the DRLP Examination in Public on how some of the proposed policies outlined in the DRLP are intended to be implemented. These policies include housing supply (3.3), optimising housing potential (3.4), quality and design (3.5), social infrastructure (3.2 and 3.17 to 3.20), and mixed use development which covers a range of proposed policies.
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