The Draft London Plan (December 2017) identifies the Royal Docks & Beckton Riverside as an ‘Opportunity Area’ capable of accommodating significant further growth (Policy SD1). The Opportunity Area Planning Framework (OAPF) will be Supplementary Planning Guidance to the Draft London Plan and will give a more detailed interpretation and intent of Policy SD1 in the Draft London Plan.
The Mayor of London, in partnership with Newham Council and Transport for London are preparing the Royal Docks and Beckton Riverside OAPF.
What will this OAPF do?
- set out planning, regeneration and design guidance – a framework to facilitate growth.
- be a guide for emerging development up to 2041.
- provide a steer for forthcoming Local Plan policy reviews.
- be a material consideration in planning decisions that fall within its boundary. It does not establish new policies and must be read in the context of the London Plan and the relevant Borough Development Plans.