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Draft Local Plan: Pre-Publication version

About the consultation

This is an important stage in the process in developing a new Local Plan, known as the 'Pre-Publication' or 'Regulation 18' stage. We are consulting to 31 January 2022.

This first draft of the Plan sets out a strategic vision, objectives and spatial strategy, with place-based strategies and thematic policies and guidance to manage growth and guide development across the borough over a 15-year period.

Its development has been informed by a Direction of Travel public consultation which was undertaken in spring 2020.

We would like to hear your thoughts and views on the draft Local Plan, and we are particularly keen to hear from our local communities, businesses as well as landowners and other key organisations in the borough.

Participate in Local Plan virtual events

We are holding a number of virtual events in January 2022 to provide an opportunity to discuss the Local Plan. Find out more about the sessions and how to take part.

Consultation documents

The key consultation documents are:

These key consultation documents can also be viewed at the Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ and in the borough's main libraries (from 17 December 2021).

The consultation letter (pdf, 291 KB) was sent to our Local Plan database via email and/or hard copies in the post.

Supporting documents

The 'Pre-Publication' Draft Local Plan is also informed by other supporting documents:

The following documents have also been produced and may assist anyone responding to this consultation:

Evidence base

There are a number of research and studies forming the Local Plan evidence base. The following have recently been updated. Further phases and additional studies are due to be undertaken in early 2022, to inform the final version of the Plan.

How to take part

Online

Submit an online response through our consultation portal.

Email

Email a response form to localplan@richmond.gov.uk:

Post

Post a hard copy of the response form to Spatial Planning and Design, LB Richmond upon Thames, Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ.

All responses must be received by Monday 31 January 2022. Please note responses will not be treated as confidential.

What happens next

Following this consultation, we will consider and analyse all responses received and make changes to the Plan, where appropriate. There will be a further round of public consultation on our final version of the Local Plan (so called 'Publication' or 'Regulation 19' version) later in 2022. This will be the version that we will submit - together with the representations received - to the Secretary of State for independent examination in public.

The Local Plan is anticipated to be adopted in Autumn 2024.

Contact

If you would like to be kept informed of future progress on the Local Plan, you can opt-in to our Local Plan database by emailing your contact details to localplan@richmond.gov.uk.

If you would like more information, please contact the Local Plan team at the same email address.

Updated: 18 January 2022

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