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Local Plan review

One borough, one community, one plan

The Local Plan

We are preparing a new Local Plan which will set out the future of planning in the borough between 2019 and 2034. The Local Plan will include targets for the number of homes and jobs to be delivered and will reflect the fact that Barking and Dagenham has the most untapped potential for growth in London. It will also set out the requirements for new transport links and facilities such as schools and health centres to meet the needs of new and existing residents as well as those features in the borough which people cherish and need to be protected, such as parks and historic buildings.

The Local Plan timetable is provided in the updated version of the Local Development Scheme (LDS).

Local Development Scheme 2019 (PDF, 346 KB)

The 2019 version replaces the LDS adopted in 2015. We will update it as frequently as is necessary so that you can keep track of the progress of the Local Plan for the borough.

What's happening now

Regulation 18 (2) Consultation on the Draft Local Plan

This consultation is open and is running from 29 November 2019 to 29 February 2020.

We previously carried out public consultation on the Draft Local Plan between October 2015 and January 2016. The responses received during this consultation have informed this latest draft. More details of the consultation responses received in 2015 can be found in the Issues and Options Consultation Summary Report.

We are now consulting on the new Draft Local Plan, and we invite members of the public to make comments and feedback on our draft policies.

Barking and Dagenham Draft Local Plan Regulation 18 Consultation version (PDF, 2.1 MB)

Key-Diagram-for-Draft-Local-Plan (PDF, 4.1 MB)

Draft Local Plan Reg18 Appendix 3 (1.0) (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Appendix 3: Site Pro Forma - part 1 (PDF, 5.1 MB)

Appendix 3: Site Pro Forma - part 2 (PDF, 5 MB)

Appendix 3: Site Pro Forma - part 3 (PDF, 5.2 MB)

Appendix 3: Site Pro Forma - part 4 (PDF, 5 MB)

Appendix 3: Site Pro Forma - part 5 (PDF, 5.2 MB)

Appendix 3: Site Pro Forma - part 6 (PDF, 2.5 MB)

Hardcopies are available to view at Barking Town Hall, Barking Learning Centre, the borough libraries and Every One Every Day shops and warehouse locations.

A number of evidence base documents which support the Local Plan have also been published and can be viewed in the Evidence Base Library menu below.

You can submit your comments, views and suggestions through our online consultation platform. Alternatively, you can send your comments to us by email or post:

Planning Policy Team

Be First, 9th floor Maritime House, 1 Linton Road, Barking, IG11 8HG.

localplan@lbbd.gov.uk

Please submit your comments by 29 February 2020.

Evidence Base Library

Barking and Dagenham Regulation 18 Draft Local Plan 2019-2034 evidence base documents

We are currently preparing our evidence base to support the development of the Local Plan.

This section will be updated frequently as the plan evolves.

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Strategic flood risk assessment 2017

Strategic flood risk assessment level 1 (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Strategic flood risk assessment level 2 (PDF, 397 KB)

The appendices for both reports are available on request, email planningpolicy@lbbd.gov.uk

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We are currently preparing our evidence base to support the development of the Local Plan.

This section will be updated as the plan evolves.

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Strategic Housing Market Assessment and Housing Needs Survey 2019 (PDF, 4.9 MB)

Draft Strategic Housing Market Assessment update - October 2019 (PDF, 821 KB)

Barking and Dagenham Local Plan Strategic Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) Draft methodology for consultation 2019 (PDF, 660 KB)

London Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (2017)

Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (2018) (PDF, 2.3 MB)

  1. The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)  requires local planning authorities to identify and maintain a five-year supply of specific deliverable sites sufficient to provide 5 years’ worth of housing against their housing requirements and an appropriate buffer (moved forward from later in the plan period) to improve the prospect of achieving the planned supply. 
  2. London Borough of Barking and Dagenham is committed to delivering a flexible supply of land for housing through identifying a list of deliverable sites to deliver housing over the next 5 years, and a further list of proposed sites which could deliver housing in the next 6 to 10 years and 11 to 15 years.
  3. The methodology of how the Council have identified sites are set out in the GLA Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (Summer 2017) and Barking and Dagenham’s Strategic Land Availability Assessment Draft Methodology for consultation (November 2019). The document below provides the Council’s housing supply position:

Interim 5 Year Housing Land Supply and Housing Trajectory (2019) (PDF, 301 KB)

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Biodiversity survey 2017 (PDF, 22MB)

Sites of interest for nature conservation (SINCs) citations 2016 (PDF, 222KB)

LBBD Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) Regulation 18 Consultation Version (PDF, 3.8 MB)

Green Belt Review (2016)

Green Belt Review - part 1 (PDF, 4.8 MB)

Green Belt Review - part 2 (PDF, 5.1 MB)

Green Belt Review - part 3 (PDF, 4.5 MB)

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy (2019)

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy Report - part 1 (PDF, 1.1 MB)

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy Report - part 2 (PDF, 4 MB)

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy Report - part 3 (PDF, 5 MB)

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy Report - part 4 (PDF, 4.9 MB)

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy Report - part 5 (PDF, 5.1 MB)

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy Report - part 6 (PDF, 4.9 MB)

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy Report - part 7 (PDF, 4.9 MB)

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy Report - part 8 (PDF, 5.1 MB)

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy Report - Appendix 1 Contents (PDF, 327 KB)

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy Report - Appendix 1 part 1 (PDF, 389 KB)

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy Report - Appendix 1 part 2 (PDF, 3.5 MB)

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy Report - Appendix 1 part 3 (PDF, 2.7 MB)

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy Report - Appendix 1 part 4 (PDF, 3.7 MB)

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy Report - Appendix 1 part 5 (PDF, 3.9 MB)

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy Report - Appendix 1 part 6 (PDF, 3.4 MB)

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy Report - Appendix 1 part 7 (PDF, 418 KB)

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy Report - Appendix 1 part 8 (PDF, 362 KB)

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy Report - Appendix 2 part 1 (PDF, 3.7 MB)

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy Report - Appendix 2 part 2 (PDF, 4.8 MB)

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy Report - Appendix 2 part 3 (PDF, 2.9 MB)

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy Report - Appendix 2 part 4 (PDF, 484 KB)

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy Report - Appendix 2 part 5 (PDF, 3.6 MB)

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy Report - Appendix 2 part 6 (PDF, 4.1 MB)

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy Report - Appendix 2 part 7 (PDF, 4.7 MB)

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy Report - Appendix 2 part 8 (PDF, 3.3 MB)

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy Report - Appendix 2 part 9 (PDF, 3.3 MB)

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy Report - Appendix 2 part 10 (PDF, 3.9 MB)

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy Report - Appendix 2 part 11 (PDF, 4.1 MB)

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy Report - Appendix 3 (PDF, 527 KB)

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Strategy Report - Appendix 4 (PDF, 225 KB)

Parks and Open Spaces Strategy (2017) 

Parks and Open Spaces Strategy - part 1 A (PDF 1.5 MB)

Parks and Open Spaces Strategy - part 1 B (PDF 1.4 MB)

Parks and Open Spaces Strategy - part 2 A (PDF 2.7 MB)

Parks and Open Spaces Strategy - part 2 B (PDF 2.2 MB)

Parks and Open Spaces Strategy - Appendices - part 1 (PDF 5.2 MB)

Parks and Open Spaces Strategy - Appendices - part 2 (PDF 3.3 MB)

People's Park Alive - Parsloes Park Masterplan (2016)

People's Park Alive - Parsloes Park Masterplan - part 1(PDF, 5.1 MB)

People's Park Alive - Parsloes Park Masterplan - part 2 (PDF, 4.5 MB)

 

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Barking and Dagenham Townscape and Socioeconomic Characterisation Study (2017) (PDF)

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Previous consultation

Statement of Community Involvement (Refresh) Toggle accordion

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) outlines how the council will involve the community in the planning of the local area. We adopted our last SCI in July 2015 and we are preparing a revised version as part of the Local Plan review.

Many thanks to everyone who submitted comments on the Statement of Community Involvement Refresh. The consultation period ran from Wednesday 10 July to Friday 6 September 2019.

A summary of all the responses received during the Statement of Community Involvement (Refresh) consultation:

Statement of Community Involvement Responses Summary Report (PDF, 169 KB)

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Thank you to everyone who responded to our Call for Sites consultation which we carried out between 12 April and 17 May 2019.

We are currently reviewing all the sites submitted as part of the Local Plan Review.

Issues and options report (July 2015) Toggle accordion

Detailed information on what we think are the main issues and options for the future of Barking and Dagenham.

Issues and options report (PDF, 1.76 MB)

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A summary of issues and options report (July 2015).

This sets out clearly the main issues and options being proposed for Barking and Dagenham.

It also includes questions on each of the issues covered in the document.

Issues and options summary (PDF, 1.47 MB)

A summary of all the responses received during the Issues and Options consultation (2015):

Issues and Options Responses Summary Report (PDF, 3.8 MB)

Shaping Barking and Dagenham’s future survey Toggle accordion

A short survey designed to get your views on key matters important to the development of the plan.

Issues and options survey (PDF, 83 KB)

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Barking and Dagenham’s sustainability appraisal scoping report for the emerging Local Plan was consulted on between 20 March and 4 May 2015.

The scoping report forms an early stage of the sustainability appraisal. The sustainability appraisal is used to systematically assess the extent to which the emerging Local Plan will help achieve relevant environmental, economic and social objectives when judged against reasonable alternatives.

The sustainability appraisal process consists of five stages:

  • Stage A: Setting the context and objectives, establishing the baseline and deciding on the scope.
  • Stage B: Developing and refining alternatives and assessing effects.
  • Stage C: Prepare the sustainability appraisal report.
  • Stage D: Seek representations on the sustainability appraisal report from consultation bodies and the public.
  • Stage E: Post adoption reporting and monitoring

The scoping report covers Stage A.

Our draft scoping report

Barking and Dagenham Local Plan sustainability appraisal scoping report (PDF, 1.63 MB)

Consultation draft sustainability appraisal scoping report consultation statement (PDF, 163 KB)

Keep up to date

If you’d like to be added to the Local Plan mailing list and receive future notifications:

Send your contact details, including your email address, to:

planningpolicy@befirst.london