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.

Issues and Options 

The review of the Local Plan will take place over a three-year period, with three rounds of consultation and engagement. The first round of engagement on the Issues and Options document took place between the 18 October and the 17 December 2021.
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:

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Issues and Options engagement. We are now analysing all of the responses and will publish the engagement report next year.

What is the next stage of the Local Plan Refresh?

The next stage of the Local Plan Refresh will be consultation on a Draft Local Plan (Regulation 18) in summer 2022. The full timetable can be found in the Local Development Scheme.

How can I get involved?

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