Newham Local Plan Refresh

Local Plan Refresh - Issues and Options

What is the Newham Local Plan Refresh?

The Local Plan is a key planning document which is used to assess planning applications and to decide where regeneration and development happen in Newham.

The Local Plan includes policies on where homes, shops, parks, schools, health centres, workspaces spaces, and community spaces should be located. The policies determine how new buildings should look like and what should they be used for, as well as how to make sure there is affordable housing for everyone.

All Councils are required to have an up-to-date Local Plan. We are refreshing ours so we can plan for the next 15 years and respond to our key challenges of delivering inclusive growth, supporting the Covid-19 recovery, and addressing our climate emergency.

When are we consulting on the Newham Local Plan Refresh?

The review of the Local Plan will take place over a three-year period, with three rounds of consultation and engagement. This first round of engagement is taking place between the 18 October and the 17 December 2021.

What are we consulting on?

Issues and Options 

We are currently engaging on the Issues and Options document. This document identifies our biggest challenges and opportunities and suggests ideas and solutions. Read the full Issues and Options document (PDF) or you can read the each chapter below:

How can I get involved?

The full details of how you can take part in this engagement can be found on the Newham Co-Create platform which also includes the full details of our engagement events. Hard copies of the consultation documents can be found in Newham libraries during normal opening hours.

We want to give everyone the opportunity to have a say on the Newham Local Plan Refresh. Therefore, if you are currently shielding and cannot visit your local library but want access to a hard copy of the Issues and Options Document, Statement of Community Involvement or Integrated Impact Assessment Scoping Report, please email [email protected] or call 020 3373 6987 to request the documents and we will post them to you. 

You may also wish to comment on the draft Statement of Community Involvement or tell us about your neighbourhood as part of the work we are doing on our Characterisation Study

To stay updated on the Local Plan Refresh sign up to our consultation database.

Comments on the Local Plan Refresh Issues and Options, Integrated Impact Assessment Scoping Report and Call for Sites should be submitted by 17 December 2021. The information you provide will be protected by the Data Protection Act 2018. Please be aware that any comments and demographic data submitted will be summarised in a consultation summary report. However, the Council will always remove any reference that could identify individuals. For further information please refer to the Council's privacy notice.

We want to give everyone the opportunity to have a say on the Newham Local Plan Refresh. Therefore, if you are currently shielding and cannot visit your local library but want access to a hard copy of the Issues & Options Document, Statement of Community Involvement or Integrated Impact Assessment Scoping Report, please email [email protected] or call 020 3373 6987 to request the documents and we will post them to you. Alternatively, you can find hard copies of the Issues and Options Document at all local libraries.