OPDC Local plan 2018 front cover

OPDC second revised draft Local Plan 2018

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

Have your say on the amendments to the revised draft Local Plan

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.

What to consider when responding to the Local Plan

OPDC is required to submit the Local Plan to the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing and Local Government for an Independent Examination.

This process involves an independent inspector, appointed by the Secretary of State, whose role in the examination process is to assess whether the Local Plan has been prepared in accordance with:

  • Duty to Cooperate (a duty to try and agree approaches with key public sector bodies on strategic cross boundary matters)
  • legal and procedural requirements
  • whether it is ‘sound’ 

As part of this Independent Examination the following criteria will be used for the policies in the revised draft Local Plan: 

Positively Prepared: The Local Plan should be prepared based on a strategy
which seeks to meet objectively assessed development
and infrastructure requirements, including unmet
requirements from neighbouring authorities where
it is reasonable to do so and consistent with
achieving sustainable development.
Justified: The plan should be the most appropriate strategy,
when considered against the reasonable
alternatives, based on proportionate evidence.
Effective: The plan should be deliverable over its period
based on effective joint working on
cross-boundary strategic priorities.
Consistent with National Policy: The plan should enable the delivery of sustainable
development in accordance with the policies in
the National Planning Policy Framework and the supporting National Planning Practice Guidance.

Find out further information on how to respond.

Attend presentation events

We’ll be holding presentation events during the consultation period to give you the opportunity to speak to OPDC officers and find out more about the amendments to the revised draft Local Plan.

Date and Time

Venue Draft Local Plan Focus

Thursday 21 June

Join us for the presentation at 6.45pm to - 8:30pm

Register to attend

The Collective Old Oak
Old Oak Lane
London
NW10 6F

Design and Environment

Wednesday 27 June

Join us for the presentation at 6.45pm to - 8:30pm

Register to attend

The Collective Old Oak
Old Oak Lane
London
NW10 6F
Old Oak North and Transport

Thursday 5 July

Join us for the presentation at 6.45pm to - 8:30pm

Register to attend

The Collective Old Oak
Old Oak Lane
London
NW10 6F

Town Centre Uses and Social Infrastructure

Thursday 12 July

Join us for the presentation at 6.45pm to - 8:30pm

Register to attend

The Collective Old Oak
Old Oak Lane
London
NW10 6F
Park Royal and Employment

Still have questions regarding the Local Plan consultation?

If you have any questions regarding the purpose of the Local Plan, how to respond to the consultation or details about our presentation events, please visit our dedicated Local Plan pages

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

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