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Local Plan consultations

Current Local Plan consultation

Local Plan Revised Policy 11 Gypsy and Traveller and Show People Accommodation

Reason for consultation

Following the examination hearings in October 2018, the Inspector asked the Council to do further work in order to make the emerging Local Plan sound in order for it to be adopted by the Council.

Policy 11 of the emerging Local plan deals with gypsy and traveller accommodation.

The Inspector requested that further work be undertaken to identify how many pitches for gypsy and traveller households will be needed over the period of the Local Plan and reflect this in a revised Policy 11.

This is required to ensure the Local Plan is able to meet national policy requirements. 

This work has now been done and the Council is inviting comments on it, ahead of the examination reconvening on 29 and 30 May 2019.

Key documents

The key documents which the Council is inviting comments on can be downloaded below.

They are also available in hard copy at the Public Advice Service Centre in the Liberty Shopping Centre in Romford and at all public libraries in Havering (during regular opening hours). 

Other documents for further information

To understand the context to this work, the following documents are useful.

How to send comments

If you have any comments on the key documents and the proposed sites, please fill in the consultation questionnaire. A guidance note is included with the form to assist you with writing your comments.

Consultation questionnaire

Completed questionnaires should be sent to or posted to: 

Development Planning, Planning Service
Floor 5
Mercury House
Mercury Gardens
Romford RM1 3SL

If you need any further information or clarification, or the require consultation documents to be sent to you in a different formats then please contact the development planning team: or 01708 433100.

If you wish to participate at the hearing sessions, please confirm this in writing or by email to the Programme Officer by 5pm on 16 May 2019.

For more details please refer to the above document titled ‘IED009- Inspector’s Guidance notes 15.04.2019’.

Previous Local Plan consultations

Havering Local Plan – Proposed Submission Consultation Regulation 19

Consultation on the Proposed Submission Havering Local Plan ran between Monday 7 August and 5pm on Friday 29 September 2017.

View or download the key consultation documents

Local Plan Direction of Travel

The Council has published the Local Plan Direction of Travel which provides an update on the progress of the Local Plan and the timeframe for its delivery. It also sets out further details on the emerging vision, objectives and spatial strategy for the Local Plan that will be reflected in the Pre-Submission Local Plan in due course.

The Direction of Travel is not a formal part of the Local Plan process and is not subject to statutory consultation. However, it is important that the Local Plan reflects issues that are important to our stakeholders and we welcome comments during the preparation of the Plan.

Comments on the Local Plan Direction of Travel could be made until 30 December 2016. The Council is considering all comments received in the preparation of the Local Plan.

London Borough of Havering Local Plan Consultation Regulation 18

The London Borough of Havering is in the process of preparing a new Local Plan, which will plan for and manage development in Havering up until 2031 and set out clear policies on what will or will not be permitted and where.

The first stage is to identify the issues the Borough will face over the next 15 years and the priorities for the Local Plan.

Consultation on a new Local Plan for Havering ran from Monday 9 February until Monday 23 March 2015. The consultation questionnaire can be downloaded.

The consultation responses can be downloaded below:

Local Plan Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report

The Scoping Report is the first stage of the Sustainability Appraisal process, its purpose is to set the context, identify the baseline and decide on the scope of the Sustainability Appraisal.

Consultation on the draft Scoping Report took place between Monday 24 November 2014 and Monday 12 January 2015. The responses to the consultation and the final Scoping Report can be found below:

Local Plan Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report

Summary of Consultation Responses

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