Local Plan Volume 1 - Focussed Issue Review

Closed 16 Nov 2022

Opened 5 Oct 2022


Hounslow Council is undertaking a narrowly - focused review of its adopted Local Plan 2015, which proposes limited changes affecting a small number of policies in the plan. The Council considers that these changes are necessary to ensure that the plan is up-to-date, in compliance with the London Plan 2021 and reflects its relationship with the emerging strategy set out in the local plan reviews for the Great West Corridor (GWC) and West of the Borough (WoB).

The consultation focusses on 4 main issues

  • Issue 1: Amendments to policies to align with national policy, legislation and the London Plan 2021, relating to 
    • Theme 1: Town Centres
    • Theme 2: Economic Development
    • Theme 3: Sustainable Mixed Communities
    • Theme 4: Environmental Quality
    • Theme 5: Enhancing Connectivity
  • Issue 2: Extension of Plan period to align with the emerging Site Allocations Plan (Volume 2), West of the Borough Plan (Volume 3) and Great West Corridor Plan (Volume 4)
  • Issue 3: Minor amendments to the plan to explain the relationship with emerging strategy in Volumes 2, 3 and 4
  • Issue 4: Minor amendments to the plan to update reference, where applicable to the latest London Plan, deletion of supporting facts table and Notes that are not required in a Local Plan and minor punctuation/spelling corrections for clarity and consistency

The review is titled a ‘Focussed Issues Review’ (FIR) because it focusses on only a limited number of updates to the Local Plan relating to the matters set out above. For the avoidance of doubt, the vast majority of the Local Plan 2015 will not be amended. Please note that any representations which fall outside of the subject area of the consultation are not likely to be considered.

We would like to invite you to comment on the suggested changes to the Focused Issues Review of the Adopted Local Plan (Volume 1). As part of the consultation, we will be holding a drop-in session and workshop to give you the opportunity to speak to planning officers from the Council, and to find out more about the plan. Details of this session can be found below, under the 'Give us Your Views' section. 

  • 7th November 2022 in Hounslow House, 7 Bath Road, Hounslow, TW3 3EB
    • Drop-in session- 16:00 – 20:00
    • Workshop- 18:30 – 19:30

More details and a copy of the FIR Plan and supporting documents can be found on our website.

The FIR documents of the Local Plan are also available for inspection at Hounslow Council Libraries listed below.  Should you need this information in an alternative format, please email LDF@hounslow.gov.uk to request this.

Please note your comments and your name or the organisation you represent (if applicable) will be published on our website. However, we will not publish personal information, such as telephone numbers or email addresses. Your representation will be forwarded on to the Inspectors so that these can be taken into consideration as part of the examination process. The Council  Planning Policy Privacy Notice  and The Planning Inspectorate privacy notice provides advice about how your personal information will be used and stored.


What happens next

Thank you for your comments. We will consider all the responses from the consultation and amend the plan as appropriate.


  • Focusses Issue Review Workshop

    From 7 Nov 2022 at 16:00 to 7 Nov 2022 at 20:00

    Hounslow House, 7 Bath Road, Hounslow, TW3 3EB

    Drop-in session- 16:00 – 20:00
    Workshop- 18:30 – 19:30


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