Neighbourhood Planning and the next London Plan

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Reference: 
2017/0197
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How will the next London Plan engage both with London's neighbourhood plans that have developed since 2011 and the emerging Neighbourhood Planning Bill?

Answer

Answer for Neighbourhood Planning and the next London Plan

Answer for Neighbourhood Planning and the next London Plan

Answered By: 
The Mayor

All development plan documents, including Neighbourhood Plans, must be in general conformity with the London Plan. The published London Plan (2011 as amended through to 2016) provides the benchmark for this. However, the new London Plan will be of increasing materiality in general conformity assessments as it proceeds from consultation draft in autumn 2017 to formal publication in 2019 at which point it formally replaces the 2011 Plan. As yet officers have not had an indication as to how the provisions of the neighbourhood Planning Bill will bear on the distinct arrangements for planning in London.