Planning policy and the Local Plan

Guidance and documents that support the Local Plan

There are a number of Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) that support the implementation of the Local Plan. These may be used in the assessment of planning applications.  

Altering and extending your home SPD (PDF)

If you are unsure how these supplementary planning documents may affect your application, we would advise you to use our pre-application advice service, or seek to advice from a professional planning consultant. 

Lea River Park 

Developments alongside the River Lea and in the vicinity of identified Lea River Park projects should ensure they are facilitating delivery of the Lea River Park vision as set out in the guidance documents below. 

The Leaway will provide a continuous walking and cycling route along the River Lea, linking Stratford and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to the Royal Docks and the Thames.  It is the backbone to the Lea River Park, a series of interconnected spaces that will transform the riverside and link the Lee Valley Regional Park to the north with the River Thames. 

The Lea River Park Primer (PDF) sets out the vision, benefits and key features of the park 

The Lea River Park Design Manual (PDF) established principles and examples for the design of waterside interventions

The Curatorial Approach for the River Lea (PDF) ensures the historic legacy of the River Lea is reflected in artistic and cultural activities within the park 

For more information on the Lea River Park, please contact the LLDC