Have your say on Havering’s Local Plan

On Monday this week, Havering Council launched the final public consultation that will give residents the opportunity to provide their views and feedback on the Havering Local Plan.

The Havering Plan is a guide to development in the borough until 2032 and sets out the strategy for our growth and improvement for the local economy, housing, transport systems and environment over the next 12 years.

The Government’s Planning Inspector advised that a number of modifications needed to be made to the Local Plan in order to find it ‘sound’ and allow the Council to adopt it. On 5 August 2020, Cabinet formally agreed to consult on the modifications and supporting evidence base.

The consultation starts today, Monday 17 August, and runs for eight weeks, to Monday 12 October, and will gather views on the Main Modifications the Inspector has asked for. These Main Modifications explains in more detail the borough’s proposed plans for housing, parking and the provision of Gypsy and Traveller sites for the borough.

Councillor Damian White, Leader of Havering Council, said:

“As Havering begins to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, our new Local Plan will have a key role in shaping the borough’s future.

“This consultation on the Main Modifications to the Local Plan offers residents the final opportunity, as the people who live and work here, to give their feedback and I encourage everyone to take part.”

Further information is available: https://www.havering.gov.uk/info/20034/planning/183/planning_policy/12, which also provides links to the consultation. The consultation is only able to accept comments relating to the advertised modifications. Any comments that go beyond this scope cannot be considered.

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