The London Borough of Brent is publishing the Local Plan


The London Borough of Brent is publishing the Local Plan (Regulation 19): Proposed Submission Document. The Local Plan sets out the policies to guide decisions on developments for the next 20 years, including on affordable housing, employment and town centres, open space, community facilities, transport and sports and leisure facilities. All planning decisions will be made against the policies in the Plan. This final round of consultation, gives the opportunity to comment on the draft planning policies that have been worked up following two rounds of public consultation held last year.

they are inviting representations on the ‘soundness’ of the document and whether the proposals are in accordance with legal requirements. The tests of soundness are set out in paragraph 35 of the National Planning Policy Framework. Guidance is also available on the consultation comment form. The publication period for comments will last for 6 weeks from  24 October 2019, it will end on 5pm at 5 December 2019.

View the  Local Plan and accompanying Sustainability Appraisal here

They are also available to view in all Brent public libraries.

The deadline for receiving your comments is 5pm on  5 December 2019. Representations should be made via the online comment form or to planningstrategy@brent.gov.uk. They strongly encourage responses via the online form as this greatly assists in their analysis of the responses, enabling more efficient and effective consideration of the issues raised for each question. If electronic submission of comments is not possible, please write to them at Policy Team, Brent Civic Centre, Engineer’s Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ.

Following the publication period, the Local Plan and any comments received will be passed on to an independent Planning Inspector to prepare for the Examination in Public (EiP).  When they receive notification of the EiP, further information will be provided on the website. If you have requested to appear at the EiP you will be contacted directly about this.