New Local Plan

Evidence base and supporting information

The policies and proposals of the Local Plan must be based on robust and credible evidence in order for it to be considered 'sound'. The council has developed an extensive evidence base to inform the Local Plan, though this is not an exhaustive list as we will take account of all relevant evidence as and when it is published during its production. 

In addition to the above, data is used from a range of other sources and data sets such as the London Datastore (Greater London Authority), the Office of National Statistics, Historic England, and Greenspace Information for London to our inform work. 

The following is a mix of external links and downloads (PDF). If you have any questions about the Local Plan evidence base, or if you have any problems accessing the documents below, please email the Strategic Planning Team at [email protected] 

Local (Existing)

* Please note we will be publishing revised Conservation Area Appraisals and Management Plans for each of the borough's Conservation Areas in due course which will form part of our evidence base. 

Local (emerging)

  • Adult Education Strategy 2016-2021 (Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames)
  • Air Quality Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group)
  • Archaeological Priority Area Appraisal for Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames (Historic England on behalf of Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames)
  • Conservation Area Appraisals Review (Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames)
  • Cultural Strategy for Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames (Shared Intelligence on behalf of Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames)
  • Cycling Strategy/Network Plan (Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames)
  • District Centre/CPZ Parking Study Reviews (Mott MacDonald on behalf of Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames)
  • Green Belt and Metropolitan Open Land Assessment for Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames (author currently unknown)
  • Heritage Spatial Strategy 2017-2020 (Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames)
  • Kingston Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2017-2019 (Kingston Health and Wellbeing Board)
  • Kingston and Tolworth Opportunity Area Transport Strategies (ARUP on behalf of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames)
  • Kingston Town Centre, Historic Area Study (2016 interim report) (Historic England on behalf of Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames)
  • Local Implementation Plan 3 (Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames)
  • Mapping exercise for the Burial Spaces Project (Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
  • Riverside Public Realm Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) (KLA on behalf of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames)
  • School Places Planning Strategy (Achieving for Children)
  • Tolworth Area Plan (We Made That on behalf of Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames)

Sub-regional (Exisiting)

Sub-regional (emerging)

  • South West London Five Year Forward Plan (London Strategic Planning Group)

Regional (Existing)

Regional (emerging)

  • Affordable Housing and Viability Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) (Greater London Authority)
  • Character Review of London (Allies and Morrison on behalf of the Greater London Authority)
  • Cultural Infrastructure Plan (Greater London Authority)
  • Environment Strategy (Greater London Authority)
  • London Infrastructure Plan 2050 (Greater London Authority)
  • The London Plan (Greater London Authority, expected 2019)
  • The London Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2017 (Greater London Authority)
  • The London Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2017 (Greater London Authority)
  • Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy (Transport for London)

National (existing)

National (emerging)

  • Air Pollution - Outdoor Air Quality and Health Guidelines (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence)
  • Airports National Policy Statement And Surface Access Strategy (Department for Transport)
  • Clean Growth Plan (HM Government)
  • Improving Air Quality: Reducing Nitrogen Dioxide in our Towns and Cities (HM Government)
  • Industrial Strategy for the UK (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy)
  • UK Climate Projections 2018 (Met Office)
  • 25-year Environment Plan (HM Government)