Regulation 19 consultation

Proposed submission draft of the Croydon local plan 2019 to 2040

Regulation 19 Consultation: closes 12 August, 5pm 

In accordance Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 representations are invited on the proposed submission draft of the Croydon Local Plan 2019 to 2040; on whether it is legally compliant and meets the tests of ‘soundness’ as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), paragraph 35.

You are invited to submit your representations over a 6-week period
Starting 1 July and closing at 12th August, 5pm.

Have your say by completing our online form with your comments


View an interactive version of our Proposed submission policies map

Revised Local plan

This version of the revised Local Plan has been produced for ease of reference with deleted text removed and inserted text indicated in red.  Please note that the formal consultation document is the Proposed Submission draft of the Croydon Local Plan (The Plan).

For further information, read how the supporting evidence has been used to inform the local plan.

About the review

Representations should reflect on the legal compliance and soundness of the revised local plan, referring to specific policy and paragraph numbers. 

Find out more about the plan making process, legal compliance and tests of soundness: 

Legal compliance

The revised Local plan has been prepared in accordance with legal and procedural requirements. The plan should have been:

  • prepared in accordance with our latest local development scheme;
    accompanied by a sustainability appraisal and habitat regulations assessment;
  • subject to consultation carried out in accordance with our statement of community involvement;
  • compliant with all relevant laws including the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act (PCPA) and the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) regulations 2012;
  • in general conformity with the London plan.

We should also have worked collaboratively with neighbouring authorities and prescribed bodies on strategic and cross boundary matters, known as the duty to cooperate.


Local Plans are considered to be sound if they have been:

Positively prepared

Provides a strategy which, as a minimum, seeks to meet our objectively assessed needs and is informed by agreements with other authorities, so that unmet need from neighbouring areas is accommodated where it is practical to do so and is consistent with achieving sustainable development.


An appropriate strategy, taking into account the reasonable alternatives, and based on proportionate evidence; 


Deliverable over the plan period, and based on effective joint working on cross-boundary strategic matters that have been dealt with rather than deferred, as evidenced by the statement of common ground; and 

Consistent with national policy

Enabling the delivery of sustainable development in accordance with the policies in this framework and other statements of national planning policy, where relevant.

How to have your say on the Regulation 19 consultation