Local Plan

Consultation on the first draft of our new Local Plan

What should Kingston look like in 20 years’ time? We’re in the process of creating a new Local Plan for Kingston. Our new plan will set the vision and policies for the future and guide what development goes where, from homes and workplaces to schools, medical centres, parks and much more, while protecting and enhancing our heritage and natural environment. 

This is our Local Plan for our borough. The new Local Plan, when adopted, will replace the Core Strategy (2012). The plan will include policies which will be used to decide whether to approve or refuse planning applications in the borough.

We are running a consultation on the first draft of our new Local Plan and would love to hear your comments. The consultation period runs from Monday 28 November 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 2023.

Please visit our consultation portal webpage to view the draft version of the Local Plan, where you can also complete an online survey to share your thoughts.

The consultation is being carried out in line with Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012

Early Engagement - May to July 2019

Our first stage of engagement on our new Local Plan took place from 1 May to 31 July 2019. We captured views in a range of ways which is helping to develop the draft plan.

Further Engagement - June to September 2021

A lot happened since our first conversation about our new Local Plan in 2019 - the London Plan was published and set us a really challenging housing target, COVID-19 has changed the way we all live our lives, the Government has changed the planning rules and Brexit has happened. As well as all of this, we, as a council, have declared a climate emergency.

This included approval for a stage of further engagement on the Local Plan to ensure it reflects the aspirations of residents and communities now, in a post-COVID-19 world, and be flexible enough to respond to future changes. This further engagement took place between 29 June and 30 September 2021.

We have now prepared a Statement of Consultation that sets out how we engaged with communities for Further Engagement. This highlights the main issues that were raised.

If you have any questions please email the team at localplan@kingston.gov.uk

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