London Borough of Croydon

The Council has commenced the Croydon Local Plan: Strategic Policies - Partial Review to reflect the revised London Plan (March 2016), which has increased Croydon’s housing requirements and the need to review 'Tier 2' strategic employment locations. The Partial Review includes updated evidence on employment policies, community facilities and a move from Local Areas of Special Character to Local Heritage Areas. Read more about what the Local Plan is and why the council is reviewing some existing designations.

Croydon local plan: strategic policies – partial review (Main Modifications) 

The Secretary of State appointed Planning Inspector, following the Examination Hearings, is inviting comments on the Main Modifications to the Croydon Local Plan: Strategic Policies – Partial Review (Proposed Submission) and the Detailed Policies and Proposals (Proposed Submission). Main Modifications are changes which the Inspector considers are necessary to make the plan Sound for adoption. Main Modifications are proposed without prejudice to the Inspector’s final conclusions in the Inspector’s Report, which will take account of all representations submitted in response to this consultation. This is not an opportunity to raise matters relating to other parts of the submitted Local Plans. The Inspector will only consider representations from this consultation which relate to the Main Modifications.

How to Make a Representation?

A reference copy of the Main Modifications to the Croydon Local Plan: Strategic Policies – Partial Review (Proposed Submission) will be made available at all Croydon libraries and at Access Croydon, Bernard Weatherill House, 9am-4pm during the consultation period.

You are invited to make representations to the Main Modifications to the Croydon Local Plan: Strategic Policies – Partial Review (Proposed Submission) and the Croydon Local Plan: Detailed Policies and Proposals (Proposed Submission).

You can make a representation between 29 August and 10 October 2017, inclusive by:

To be duly made the comments must:

  • Be received by the Council between 29 August and 10 October 2017 (inclusive); 
  • Include a name and either an e-mail or postal address all of which must be legible; 
  • Not contain offensive or derogatory language; and 
  • Be related only to the Main Modifications to the Croydon Local Plan: Strategic Policies – Partial Review (Proposed Submission) or the Main Modifications to the Detailed Policies and Proposals (Proposed Submission).

Croydon Council will acknowledge receipt of your representation(s) as soon as possible. Please note that representations are not confidential, including your name and organisation and will be made publicly available. The addresses and contact details of representations from individuals will not be published on the website or any other public place. You are advised to keep a copy of the representation(s) you submit.

The Main Modifications to the Croydon Local Plan: Strategic Policies – Partial Review (Proposed Submission) can be downloaded at the bottom of this page, it is accompanied by a draft Policies Map which can be viewed here. Main modifications to the draft Policies Map can be found at Appendix D of this document. 

A sustainability report addendum has also been undertaken to present an appraisal of the proposed Main Modifications on both the Croydon Local Plan: Strategic Policies – Partial Review (Proposed Submission) and the Croydon Local Plan: Detailed Policies and Proposals (Proposed Submission). The sustainability addendum can be viewed here.

What has happened to get to this stage?

The plan and supporting documents were published by the Council to provide the local community and other interested parties with a formal opportunity to consider the final version of Local Plan. Representations were able to be made between 5 September and 17 October 2016. Any representation received before 5 September or after 17 October were not accepted by the council as valid and were not considered by the planning inspector at examination.

The Croydon Local Plan: Strategic Policies – Partial Review ((Proposed Submission) was approved at full Council 5 December 2016) and was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on behalf of the Secretary of State on 3 February 2017. The Secretary of State has appointed Inspector Paul Clark BA MA MRTPI to conduct an independent examination of the Croydon Local Plan.

All valid representations were considered by the Independent Planning Inspector at examination, which was held in Spring 2017. The independent inspector’s role during examination was to assess whether the plan had been prepared in accordance with the Duty to Cooperate, legal and procedural requirements, and whether it was sound.

What happens next?

After the Examination in public for the Local Plan and the consultation on the Main Modifications, the Planning Inspector then submits a final report to the Council, either recommending adoption, or some modifications prior to adoption or withdrawal of the Local Plan.

The Council aims to adopt the Local Plan in late 2017

Read all information on the Examination.

Sustainability appraisal

Visit the sustainability appraisal webpage for more information

Evidence

Evidence supporting the strategic policies-partial review (preferred and alternative options) can be found in the relevant topics via our local plan evidence by topic web page.

Contacts

Spatial Planning

Department: 
Development and Environment
Telephone: 
020 8407 1385
Address Line:

6th Floor Zone B, Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA

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