New Local Plan Review (NLPR) - Draft Policies Regulation 18 February 2022

The New Local Plan Review

The Council is undertaking a New Local Plan Review (NLPR), the document which will help shape the nature of development across the Borough over the next 20 years. 

This consultation on draft policies takes account of two previous consultations and technical evidence. We want to hear your views on these draft policies and understand if we have got these right or we need to make some changes or additions. We would also like to hear any views you may have on our Integrated Impact Assessment Interim Report. 

This Draft Policy document can be viewed here.

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What is a Local Plan?

The Local Plan sets out the vision for future development in the borough over a 20 year period and includes the planning policies to help achieve this vision. It can do so by identifying locations that are suitable for good growth as well as for conservation and by setting clear guidelines for appropriate land uses, form and design of development. The aim is to achieve good accessible placemaking that protects and improves resident’s health and well-being, provides good quality homes, enhances the economy and environment. 

Evidence base

A number of evidence base studies have helped inform the NLPR: Draft Policies. Please click on the link below to read these. 

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Whole Plan

Local Plan Viability Study, February 2022

Chapter 3: Site allocations

Heritage Impact Assessments for Draft Local Plan Site Allocations, February 2022

Site Allocations Flood Risk Sequential Test, February 2022

Site Allocations Paper, January 2022

Opportunity Areas

Opportunity Areas Heights Analysis, February 2022 (Chapters 1 - 3)

Opportunity Areas Heights Analysis, February 2022 (Chapters 4 - 5)

Opportunity Areas Heights Analysis, February 2022 (Chapter 6)

Opportunity Areas Heights Analysis, February 2022 (Chapters 7 - 8)

Opportunity Areas Heights Analysis, February 2022 (Chapter 9)

Opportunity Areas Heights Analysis - Appendix A Capacity Study, Kensal Canalside, February 2022

Opportunity Areas Heights Analysis - Appendix B Capacity Study, Earl's Court, February 2022

Kensal Canalside Opportunity Area

Kensal Canalside OA - Policy Formulation Report, February 2022

Kensal Canalside Creative and Civil Society Sectors Workspace Strategy, March 2020

Kensal Canalside - Strategic Transport Modelling, March 2021

Kensal Canalside Bridge Location and Ramp Approach Options Study, April 2019

Kensal Canalside Development Infrastructure Funding Study, October 2016

Kensal Canalside Development Infrastructure Funding Study Refresh, February 2021

Kensal Canalside: Appendix to Development Infrastructure Funding Study Refresh, February 2021

Earl's Court Opportunity Area

Earl's Court Viability Study, December 2021

Chapter 4: Green-Blue Future

Evidence Study on Greening Issues, July 2021

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment, February 2022

Open Space Audit, January 2022

Waste Data Study, February 2022

Chapter 5: Homes

Local Housing Needs Assessment, Executive Summary, January 2022

Local Housing Needs Assessment Full Report, January 2022

Five Year Housing Land Supply and Stepped Housing Trajectory, February 2022

Chapter 6: Conservation and Design

RBKC Character Study - Part 1, February 2022

RBKC Character Study - Part 2, February 2022

RBKC Character Study - Part 3, February 2022

RBKC Character Study - Part 4, February 2022

Tall Buildings Threshold, February 2022

Chapter 7: Town Centres

RBKC Future Town Centres, February 2022

Retail and Leisure Needs Assessment, November 2021

Chapter 8: Business

RBKC Employment Land Study, October 2021

Chapter 9: Social and Community Uses

Sports Facilities Assessment, January 2022

Chapter 11: Infrastructure and Planning Contributions

Draft Local Infrastructure Delivery Plan, February 2022Ed

IIA (Interim Report) and HRA Screening

The Council is carrying out an Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA) to consider the impact that the NLPR will have on environmental, social and economic objectives (Sustainability Appraisal). It also considers Health Impact Assessment (HIA) and an Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA). IIA is an iterative process (with Stages A to E) and the Interim report published as part of this consultation is Stage B in the process. 

We have also undertaken a Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) Screening to establish if the NLPR is likely to affect any protected sites. 

You can read these documents by clicking on the link below.

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See detailed responses to this consultation

You can view the detailed responses here.

GiveMyView Poll - We ran a survey for those interested in giving us a quick view on the Local Plan's vision. You can see the executive summary here and the results here.


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We organised a number of virtual events for you to tell us what you think about the Draft Policies. These were arranged by themes so we could go into some detail. There was also opportunity to talk to us on a one to one basis. Please let us know by emailing us on which event/s you would like to attend and we will send you a link.

Thematic Events

Site specific events

Talk to a policy officer (15 mins slots at these times)

  • 7 March - 2pm-4pm CLOSED
  • 9 March - 2pm-4pm CLOSED
  • 15 March - 2pm-4pm CLOSED

Responses to Issues and Options

We received a large number of responses to last years Issues and Options paper, through conventional means and some through our social media polls.

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Read all the responses received in the Issues and Options consultation portal.

GiveMyView Responses

BuiltID general comments

Summary of comments received

Consolidated set of comments and responses:

1) Part 1 (Vision, places and future sites)

2) Part 2 (Green-Blue to Homes)

3) Part 3 (Town centres to social and community uses)

4) Part 4 (Transport, Conservation & Design to IIA)

The consultation closed at 11:59pm on 23 March 2022


This is the easiest way to respond and allows us to quickly consider any of the comments made.


Email or post

Fill in the response form available as a word document from this link Response Form and email it to or post it to:

NLPR Issues and Options Consultation

Planning Policy
Planning and Place
Town Hall
Hornton Street
London W8 7NX

If you have any questions on the process please email or phone the planning line on 020 7361 3012.  Please contact us if you need a translation of any of the documents.

You can a view paper version of the main Draft Policies document in any of the Council's libraries.

NLPR Timeline


  • Opened
    9 Feb 2022 at 16:00
  • Closed
    23 Mar 2022 at 23:59