Croydon Local Plan Review (October/November 2021)

The Croydon Local Plan Review consultation, previously planned for June/July 2021 is now planned for public consultation between October/November 2021.  We are preparing representation evidence for this consultation.

This Croydon Plan will define the Planning Policies for Croydon and Shirley for the next five years when the Plan will require a further revision (as required by Statute).

The Government have published guidance for LPAs which supports the revised (March 21) London Plan requirement to define “Design Codes” for localities which includes parameters to define “Local Character” and local “infrastructure provision” appropriate for a development’s “Site Capacity”.

The Design Codes should also define the Housing Density appropriate for the setting i.e., for Outer (London) Suburban, Suburban, Urban and Central.

If you believe that recent developments are overdeveloped for the area, it would be helpful if you responded to this forthcoming consultation to emphasise the requirement to be compliant to the government recommendation in their Revised Local Plan Review Policy during the Consultation.

Currently, there is NO guidance on the appropriate Density for any locality in Croydon and therefore developers can squeeze as many Dwellings as possible (Units) on a site without regard to the  site capacity, locality or supporting infrastructure.

The MORA Committee Member on Planning is active in preparing for the consultation and will provide further guidance and information on our website during the consultation period on how to respond and the policies to target.