Draft Local Plan (Reg 19) Publication consultation

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This consultation has now closed.

Overview

Whether you are planning to undertake a development or want to find out how future development may affect your area, the Local Plan will be of interest to you. We are working with residents, local and national interest groups and service providers in order to shape a Local Plan that responds to the challenges we face around population growth and climate change, while providing the guidance that ensures future development meets the needs of the borough and are delivered in an agreed way.

We would like to thank you for your support and involvement so far and invite you once again to comment on our plans before we submit them to the Planning Inspectorate for examination.


What does our Local Plan include?

The Local Plan sets out a vision for how Barnet will change as a place over the next 15 years and forms a strategy which emphasises the borough’s attractiveness as a place to live, work and visit. The emerging plan will replace the existing 2012 Local Plan and will provide the main basis upon which future planning applications will be determined.

As a result of feedback from our previous consultation on the Draft Local Plan Regulation 18 (Preferred Approach) we have now progressed the Local Plan to the next formal stage known as Regulation 19 (Publication). The Regulation 19 (Publication) Local Plan is the document that will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for Examination in Public. It is the version that the council seeks to adopt, subject to that examination, as the future framework for decision making on planning.

Further information on our Regulation 19 (Publication) Local Plan is provided in the following documents:

Accompanying documents can be viewed on our Planning Policy Local Plan Evidence and Supporting Document pages here. Reference copies of the Publication Local Plan and accompanying documents are also available at local libraries.


The Draft Regulation 19 (Publication) Local Plan consultation process

As part of the Draft Regulation 19 (Publication) Local Plan consultation process we are inviting you to submit your representations on the ‘soundness’ and legal compliance (including with the duty to cooperate) of the Regulation 19 (Publication) Local Plan.

In accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework to be found sound the Local Plan has to be positively prepared, justified, effective and consistent with national policy.

Representations will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for the Examination in Public along with the Local Plan and supporting evidence. It is likely that responses to this regulatory stage will result in further proposed changes to the Plan as part of the Examination in Public.

The Examination in Public is expected to take place in Spring 2022 and subject to that examination adoption of the new Local Plan is not expected until late 2022.

We welcome your input on the document which will have an impact on the people who live, work, operate a business or visit the borough as well as future generations.

How to submit your comments and representations

Any comments should be made using the Regulation 19 Representation Form. The Form is in two parts: the first Part A only needs to completed once and Part B should be completed for each representation made and returned along with a single completed Part A.

All comments must be submitted by:

Alternatively, comments can be submitted following the format of the Regulation 19 Representation Form using the above methods.

Further guidance on making representations on soundness is available here.

Online engagement events

The Planning Policy Team will be giving a presentation on the Publication Local Plan on the following dates. These online events will be supported by an independent facilitator.

  • Thursday 8 July between 6pm and 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 21 July between 6pm and 7.30pm
  • Thursday 5 August between 6pm and 7.30pm

Please join from a few minutes before 6pm for a prompt start. You will initially be held in a virtual waiting room and invited into the main event at 6pm. You are free to join and leave the event at any time, but we encourage you to stay for the full duration to get the most out of it.

All events will cover the same content.

Overview

Whether you are planning to undertake a development or want to find out how future development may affect your area, the Local Plan will be of interest to you. We are working with residents, local and national interest groups and service providers in order to shape a Local Plan that responds to the challenges we face around population growth and climate change, while providing the guidance that ensures future development meets the needs of the borough and are delivered in an agreed way.

We would like to thank you for your support and involvement so far and invite you once again to comment on our plans before we submit them to the Planning Inspectorate for examination.


What does our Local Plan include?

The Local Plan sets out a vision for how Barnet will change as a place over the next 15 years and forms a strategy which emphasises the borough’s attractiveness as a place to live, work and visit. The emerging plan will replace the existing 2012 Local Plan and will provide the main basis upon which future planning applications will be determined.

As a result of feedback from our previous consultation on the Draft Local Plan Regulation 18 (Preferred Approach) we have now progressed the Local Plan to the next formal stage known as Regulation 19 (Publication). The Regulation 19 (Publication) Local Plan is the document that will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for Examination in Public. It is the version that the council seeks to adopt, subject to that examination, as the future framework for decision making on planning.

Further information on our Regulation 19 (Publication) Local Plan is provided in the following documents:

Accompanying documents can be viewed on our Planning Policy Local Plan Evidence and Supporting Document pages here. Reference copies of the Publication Local Plan and accompanying documents are also available at local libraries.


The Draft Regulation 19 (Publication) Local Plan consultation process

As part of the Draft Regulation 19 (Publication) Local Plan consultation process we are inviting you to submit your representations on the ‘soundness’ and legal compliance (including with the duty to cooperate) of the Regulation 19 (Publication) Local Plan.

In accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework to be found sound the Local Plan has to be positively prepared, justified, effective and consistent with national policy.

Representations will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for the Examination in Public along with the Local Plan and supporting evidence. It is likely that responses to this regulatory stage will result in further proposed changes to the Plan as part of the Examination in Public.

The Examination in Public is expected to take place in Spring 2022 and subject to that examination adoption of the new Local Plan is not expected until late 2022.

We welcome your input on the document which will have an impact on the people who live, work, operate a business or visit the borough as well as future generations.

How to submit your comments and representations

Any comments should be made using the Regulation 19 Representation Form. The Form is in two parts: the first Part A only needs to completed once and Part B should be completed for each representation made and returned along with a single completed Part A.

All comments must be submitted by:

Alternatively, comments can be submitted following the format of the Regulation 19 Representation Form using the above methods.

Further guidance on making representations on soundness is available here.

Online engagement events

The Planning Policy Team will be giving a presentation on the Publication Local Plan on the following dates. These online events will be supported by an independent facilitator.

  • Thursday 8 July between 6pm and 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 21 July between 6pm and 7.30pm
  • Thursday 5 August between 6pm and 7.30pm

Please join from a few minutes before 6pm for a prompt start. You will initially be held in a virtual waiting room and invited into the main event at 6pm. You are free to join and leave the event at any time, but we encourage you to stay for the full duration to get the most out of it.

All events will cover the same content.