Publication of the Twickenham Area Action Plan
There was a final 8 week public consultation from Friday 6 July until Friday 31 August 2012 on the Publication version of the Twickenham Area Action Plan (AAP). The publication stage of the AAP enabled representations to be made based on the Plan’s ‘legal compliance’ and ‘soundness’ before it is submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination by a planning inspector.
Further information and guidance on how to make comments, ‘legal compliance’ and ‘soundness’, including an official representation form in Word and PDF formats, were made available on this website.
Consultation documents (this consultation has now closed)
You can view the consultation documents online on our Consultation Portal. Alternatively, you can download the pdf version of the documents:
- Publication version of the Twickenham Area Action Plan(pdf, 7125KB) (pdf, 7125KB) (also available on the Consultation Portal): This is the main Plan that includes detailed policies, principles and proposals for the main sites in Twickenham.
- Sustainability Appraisal(pdf, 1805KB) (pdf, 1805KB) (also available on the Consultation Portal): The AAP has been informed by a comprehensive Sustainability Appraisal process to ensure the Plan is in line with the Government’s objectives on sustainable development. This report demonstrates that the social, environmental and economic impacts of the AAP have been assessed. Included is a non-technical summary.
In accordance with legislation a new Proposals Map will be required to cover all adopted Borough planning policy document (i.e. the Core Strategy, the Development Management Plan and the Twickenham Area Action Plan); this will be published when the Twickenham Area Action Plan is adopted in 2013.
Note that details of the transport changes are no longer included in the AAP; these are now included within the proposed town centre Twickenham Street Scene and Highways Improvement Scheme, which was out for consultation at the same time as the Twickenham AAP.
Other supporting information (not subject to consultation)
- Equalities Impact Assessment(pdf, 107KB): This report assesses all policies and proposals set out in the AAP against the likely impact they will have on various equality groups.
- Statement of Consultation(pdf, 17389KB): The publication version of the AAP is based on a series of consultation stages in accordance with the Council’s adopted Statement of Community Involvement. This consultation statement sets out in detail the consultation that has been undertaken during the AAP’s formulation. This includes who was involved in the Plan preparation, how they were involved, a summary of the main issues raised and how the consultation responses were taken into account in developing the AAP. Also included is a list of changes to the pre-publication version made as a result of the consultation.
- Pre-publication version of the AAP with changes(pdf, 3403KB): This document shows the changes made to the Plan since the pre-publication consultation. This may assist you in identifying the main areas of change due to consultation and further updates. All responses received on the pre-publication consultation of the AAP and officer comments can be viewed on the Pre-publication webpage of the AAP.
- The Plan does not require a Habitat Regulations Assessment – see the Natural England letter(pdf, 28KB) confirming this.
Copies of the above documents are available for inspection, together with representation forms, at:
- Ground floor Reception, Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 3BZ, and
- Twickenham Library.
Reference copies of the above consultation documents and supporting information were made available for inspection at the Civic Centre reception in Twickenham and at Twickenham Library.
What happens next
All comments received on the Publication Consultation are now being processed and will be available for public viewing on our online Consultation Portal.
The Council will be considering all submitted comments, and if applicable, changes will be proposed to the Plan. The Plan, including any proposed changes as well as all representations received at the Publication consultation stage will be formally submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for examination by an independent Examiner later this year.
Further information and details about the submission can be found on the Submission page.