As the local planning authority for the area, a key part of our duty includes the production of a Local Plan, a document that sets out the vision and policies for development and regeneration in the Old Oak and Park Royal area.
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).
The second revised draft Local Plan consultation will run from today (14 June) to midnight on 30 July 2018.
The OPDC Board met this week and agreed to launch the second Regulation 19 revised draft Local Plan consultation.
To date, we’ve published and consulted on two drafts of the Local Plan:
- Regulation 18 draft Local Plan (February to March 2016) and
- Regulation 19 revised draft Local Plan (June to September 2017)
Following your consultation responses in 2017 and in light of the updated and new supporting studies, we’ve made amendments to the revised draft Local Plan. We’ve also reflected policies from the Draft New London Plan and the changes made to national planning guidance, which we must adhere to.
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. The legal requirements and technicalities for this consultation were set out in a letter being sent to over 40,000 residents and businesses in and around the area.