OPDC Local plan 2018 front cover

OPDC second revised draft Local Plan 2018

Start date: 14 June 2018
End date: 30 July 2018

Thank you

Thank you to everyone, who has helped to shape the Local Plan.

On 4 October 2018 OPDC submitted the Local Plan to the Planning Inspectorate for independent examination which will be carried out on behalf of the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. 

Find out more about the Local Plan Submission

Next steps

The Local Plan is being considered by a formal Independent Examination led by an independent Planning Inspector. It is expected that this process will be completed by spring 2019. 

Read an explanation of the process.

Still have questions regarding the Local Plan consultation?

If you have any questions regarding the purpose of the Local Plan or details about the presentation events we held, please visit our dedicated Local Plan pages

Alternatively, contact OPDC via email on or calling 020 7983 6520.

OPDC also posted letters to over 40,000 addresses within and around the OPDC's boundary area, informing people of the purpose of the consultation, the events and how they could respond to the consultation. Public notices were also published in local newspapers.

The purpose of the second revised draft Local Plan consultation

The public consultation on the second revised draft Local Plan and supporting studies ran from 14 June until midnight on 30 July 2018 and is now closed.

The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) was established by the Mayor of London in 2015 to oversee the delivery of new homes and jobs in Old Oak and Park Royal. As the local planning authority for the area, a key part of our duty includes the production of a Local Plan, which sets out the vision and policies for development and regeneration. We want to make sure that through this document, both current and future residents and businesses benefit from the significant investment in the area, as well as the new transport links provided by High Speed 2 and the Elizabeth line (formerly Crossrail). 

To date, we have published and consulted on two drafts of the Local Plan; the Regulation 18 draft Local Plan (February to March 2016) and the Regulation 19 revised draft Local Plan (June to September 2017). We’ve made amendments to the revised draft Local Plan following your consultation responses in 2017 and in light of the updated and new supporting studies. We have also reflected policies from the Draft New London Plan and changes made to national planning guidance, which we must adhere to. 

Due to these changes, OPDC is carrying out a second Regulation 19 consultation. This means your responses should focus on the amendments in the second Regulation 19 revised draft Local Plan and the new and updated supporting studies. If you provided comments on the first Regulation 19 consultation, these comments will continue to be valid and will be submitted to the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, alongside responses to this second Regulation 19 consultation. If you have no comments on the revised draft Local Plan amendments, or the new or updated supporting studies, you don’t need to do anything further.

Following a number of conversations with local residents and businesses, we have produced a ‘track changed’ e-copy of the second Regulation 19 revised draft Local Plan to show the changes made since the first Regulation 19 revised draft Local Plan consultation. Additionally, there is an unmarked document available online for ease of reading.

When responding, please use the criteria set out below to demonstrate whether the amendments to policies in the second Regulation 19 revised draft Local Plan have been: positively prepared, are justified, effective and/or are consistent with national and regional policy.

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