Local Plan / Local Development Framework
Local Plan and Local Development Framework
The Local Plan, also known as Local Development Framework (LDF), will replace the Unitary Development Plan (UDP) with Development Plan Documents (DPDs). The DPDs have development plan status, similar to the existing UDP, and are subject to independent examination before an Inspector. As of November 2011, all policies contained within the UDP, with the exception of the UDP proposal sites and the policy on waste collection and disposal, have been superseded.
Local Development Scheme
The Local Development Scheme (LDS) is the work programme for producing the Local Plan/LDF. A LDS was agreed with the Greater London Authority and became operative in September 2011. Further information on the production of documents, which form the Local Development Plan, can be found on the timescales and progress page.
Statement of Community Involvement
The Statement of Community Involvement is the consultation strategy for informing, consulting and feeding back to the community on the production of the Local Development Framework and in relation to planning applications. This was adopted in June 2006 and there was an Addendum in April 2009.
Core Strategy DPD (adopted)
The Core Strategy, is the strategic policy document and was adopted in April 2009. It outlines the Vision, Spatial Strategy and 20 Core Planning Policies on topics such as climate change, housing, employment and retailing.
Development Management Plan DPD (adopted)
The Development Management Plan (DMP) was adopted in November 2011. It builds on the Core Strategy and includes more detailed policies for the management of development.
Twickenham Area Action Plan (underway)
This Area Action Plan will be for Twickenham Town Centre. Further details of this Plan including key dates can be found on the Twickenham AAP webpage.
Site Allocations DPD (underway)
The Site Allocations DPD will contain site specific proposals.
Joint Waste Development Plan Document
Supplementary Planning Documents and Guidance
A series of Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) and Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD) have been produced by the Council to provide greater detail on policies within the UDP and Local Plan/LDF to support decisions on planning applications. See more about Supplementary Planning Documents and Guidance.
How to contribute and get involved in Richmond’s Local Plan
If you want to get involved in the plan and policy making process, or would like to be kept up-to-date with progress on the development of Richmond’s Local Plan documents, you can register your details on our LDF/Local Plan consultation database.
Contact the Local Development Framework Team
If you like more information or have any questions or comments, please use the following contact details:
2nd Floor Civic Centre
Telephone: 020 8891 7117