Planning consultations

We want to hear your views when we make decisions about the Local Plan and other guidance that affects planning and development in the borough.
If you would like to be told about policy-related consultations, email with the subject line ‘Stakeholder Database’.

Local Plan Review: Issues and Options

Newham’s Local Plan helps to shape the future of the borough and sets out our plans to make the best use of available space and opportunities, ensuring that the benefits of development are shared equally and respond to local needs. Whilst the current plan is working well and many parts will remain the same, to ensure that policies continue to be robust and up to date, we are carrying out a Local Plan review (LPR).

As part of this, we are currently consulting on an ‘Issues and Options’ document (reg 18. stage). The document responds to a number of current issues and addresses new opportunities via a set of potential policy options (Part 1) and new site allocations (Part 2). The document is accompanied by an Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA) and supported by a number of Evidence Base documents.

Comments on the two-part Issues and Options document and IIA are invited for a period of six weeks from Friday 24 February, with a deadline of Friday 7 April (midnight).

This consultation is your opportunity to comment on the issues and sites we have identified, and tell us whether the options we are proposing are appropriate and capture all opportunities to enhance the borough. Consultation questions can be found within the documents. 

All representations should be made in writing by email to, should be clearly labelled ‘Local Plan Review’ and must make clear who the response is on behalf of (e.g. local resident, business, landowner etc.)

Paper copies of the documents will be available to view at:

  • East Ham Customer Service Centre, 328 Barking Road, E6 2RT – check for opening times
  • by appointment only at Newham Dockside, 1000 Dockside Road, E16 2QU – call 0203 373 8300 between 9am and 12pm, Monday to Friday to arrange. 
Documents can also be accessed electronically at all Newham libraries.

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