Residents to have their say on modifications to Havering Local Plan

On Monday this week, Havering Council launched the final public consultation that will give residents the opportunity to provide their views and feedback on the Havering Local Plan.

The Havering Plan is a guide to development in the borough until 2032 and sets out the strategy for our growth and improvement for the local economy, housing, transport systems and environment over the next 12 years.

The Government’s planning inspector advised that a number of modifications needed to be made to the Local Plan in order to find it ‘sound’ and allow the council to adopt it. On August 5, cabinet formally agreed to consult on the modifications and supporting evidence base.

The consultation runs for eight weeks, to Monday October 12, and will gather views on the main modifications the inspector has asked for. These main modifications explain in more detail the borough’s proposed plans for housing, parking and the provision of Gypsy and Traveller sites for the borough.

Councillor Damian White, leader of Havering Council, said: “As Havering begins to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, our new Local Plan will have a key role in shaping the borough’s future.

“This consultation on the main modifications to the Local Plan offers residents the final opportunity to give their feedback and I encourage everyone to take part.”

Further information is available at:, which also provides links to the consultation.

The consultation is only able to accept comments relating to the modifications. Any comments that go beyond this scope cannot be considered.


Mick Ferris

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