Local Plan for Hounslow Submitted
Approved document will set out planning policy to 2030
The London Borough of Hounslow submitted its Local Plan to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on 20 August 2014 for testing of its soundness and legality. Submission of the Plan followed the consultation on the Proposed Submission Plan which took place between 7 March and 18 April 2014. All representations received during this period have also been submitted together with the Sustainability Appraisal of the Plan and associated background documentation including a statement about the above consultation stage. Once adopted, the Local Plan will set out planning policy for Hounslow to 2030.
The Proposed Submission Plan is the main document that will be formally examined. This is the document that was consulted on between 7 March and 18 April 2014. In addition the borough have published a Submission Plan which incorporates suggested minor modifications which seek to respond to the consultation comments received at proposed submission stage in order to improve readability, provide clarification, corrections and factual updates. A schedule of the proposed minor changes is available on the council’s website at: www.hounslow.gov.uk/localplan, together with the Submission Plan showing the proposed minor changes.
A full set of all the submission and evidence base documents can also be found on the Examination pages of the Local Plan website. You can also view hard copies of key submission documents at Borough offices and libraries across the borough. Representations received on the Proposed Submission Plan can be viewed on the website and hard copies can be inspected at the offices of the London Borough of Hounslow. The attached statement regarding submission and availability of documentation provides further details.
The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government will appoint an independent Planning Inspector to examine the Local Plan for its soundness and compliance with legal requirements. As part of this examination in public (EIP) the Inspector will seek further representations on key issues and is likely to hold a public hearing, and details of this will be made available at least six weeks prior to its commencement.
If you have any queries about the examination process you should contact the Programme Officer for the examination in public using the contact details below:
Telephone: 020 8583 5328
The venue for the hearing will be at the Civic Offices of the London Borough of Hounslow. Details will be published once we have confirmation of the dates, together with other information regarding the examination: www.hounslow.gov.uk/localplan.
August 29, 2014