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The Local Plan

We have completed consultation on a new Local Plan, a document which will set out what Barking and Dagenham will look like in 2030 and the policies that will deliver this vision.

The Local Plan will include targets for the number of homes and jobs to be delivered from 2015 to 2030. 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.

The plan will include those features in the borough which people cherish and need to be protected, such as parks and historic buildings.

It’s vitally important as it helps us determine how the borough will grow and what uses will be encouraged or discouraged in different areas.

We are now considering the results of the consultation.

These documents provide more information about the issues and approach that we are taking.

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)

Issues and options summary paper and consultation Toggle accordion

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)

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)

Sustainability appraisal Toggle accordion

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)

Evidence base Toggle accordion

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

This section of the website will be updated as the plan evolves.

Evidence we have produced so far

Faith groups and meeting places - evidence base study (PDF, 4.20 MB)

Economic development study 2014

Economic development study - 1 (PDF, 1.80 MB)

Economic development study - 2 (PDF, 1.78 MB)

Economic development study - appendices 1 (PDF, 330 KB)

Economic development study - appendices 2 (PDF, 1.61 MB)

Economic development study - appendices 3 (PDF, 1.87 MB)

Economic development study - appendices 4 (PDF, 1.62 MB)

Economic development study - appendices 5 (PDF, 1.94 MB)

Economic development study - appendices 6 (PDF, 1.94 MB)

Economic development study - appendices 7 (PDF, 641 KB)


Biodiversity survey 2016 (PDF, 22MB)

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

Strategic flood risk assessment 2017

Strategic flood risk assessment level 1

Strategic flood risk assessment level 2

The appendices for both reports are available on request, email

Statement of Community Involvement Toggle accordion

This statement of community involvement (SCI) explains how the council will involve the community in preparing the Local Plan and in dealing with planning applications.

This was adopted by cabinet on the 21 July 2015.

Statement of community involvement (SCI) (PDF, 366 KB)

Local development scheme Toggle accordion

The local development scheme (LDS) sets out a project plan and timetable for the production of the emerging Local Plan.

This was adopted by cabinet on the 21 July 2015.

Local development scheme 2015 to 2017 (LDS) (PDF, 185KB)

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