A local plan is a plan for the future development of the local area, drawn up by the Local Planning Authority. It guides decisions on whether or not planning applications can be granted. It is, in other words, the thing that the Council and developers refer to when deciding what to build and where to built it in Waltham Forest. Nipping bad ideas in the bud before they become part of the local plan will mean we have fewer battles against individual planning applications in the future. Well, that’s the theory anyway!
The Council has put their ‘direction of travel’ for the new local plan out to consultation and I’m urging you to have a look and to respond. The details of the proposal can be found here: http://walthamforest-consult.limehouse.co.uk/portal/pp/newlp/dot
Comments should be send to firstname.lastname@example.org by 22 December 2017.
We’ll try to have a look at it and post our observations in the next week or so, but please do have a look yourselves if you get the chance. The image above shows the four sites being considered for development in the Lea Bridge area – three of them currently green space.