Planning policy and the Local Plan

Local Plan evidence base

Evidence and information we use to create and inform the Local Plan is known as the evidence base. You can read and download many of the documents that form our evidence base using the links below, organised by themes.


  Inclusive Economy and Employment: 

Town Centres: 

Nature and Open Space: 

Community Facilities and Education: 

Place-making, design and cumulative impact: 


Climate Change: 

London Borough of Newham Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) 2017 - Please note due to filesize, this document has been split into three parts:

The Environment Agency periodically updates the national flood risk map for planning. Use the GOV.UK tool to check whether Flood Zone boundaries have changed since preparation of the SFRA. 


Engagement and people: