Draft Core Strategy for the Royal Borough with a particular focus on North Kensington


This plan marks a turning point for the Royal Borough. The previous plan (the UDP) has served us well for many years. However, times change. We see the value of the planning process in supporting, encouraging and enabling those uses that the market would not freely provide. For us, this means recognising the richness that social, cultural, business and retail activities bring to the quality of life of our residents. We want to ensure that these uses can flourish.

In no way do we see this as a threat to the provision of new homes, nor to the high quality of life of existing residents. These remain vital to us as a predominantly residential Borough.

We have taken great pains to ensure this plan suits the special circumstances of the Borough. We are a Borough of contrasts - significant wealth alongside persistent pockets of deprivation. But we have taken a conscious decision that we want a plan for the whole Borough, and not a 'plan of two halves'.

We are a Borough where detail matters. How things will be implemented is of particular - indeed strategic - importance to us.

We are also a Borough which believes strongly in giving good customer service, in a way the customer finds it easy to understand. Planning is complex - not just because of the specialist language - but because of the many layers of guidance from the Government down. In writing this plan we have seen our residents as our key audience, and we want to ensure that, by and large, residents can use the plan without having to refer to other documents.

This plan is the culmination of a great deal of hard work by the Council, our partners, and, importantly, our public, who have participated throughout its preparation.  We are publishing it in draft form now, to allow for a final consideration of its contents, before we formally 'publish' the plan in the autumn of this year.


This consultation has now closed.

Visit the Local Plan webpage at: https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning-policy/local-plan/local-plan to follow the progress of the ongoing review.


  • Opened
    24 Jul 2009 at 00:00
  • Closed
    4 Sep 2009 at 23:59