Ealing Council are currently running a consultation on the draft new Local Plan which sets out how the borough will be shaped over the next 15 years – and your input is needed!
The Local Plan sets out the council’s vision for future development, and the policies to help achieve this across a range of key areas including the environment, jobs, health, homes and much more.
In 2019 Ealing Council declared a climate emergency and committed to becoming carbon neutral as a borough and organisation by 2030. More information on this can be found in Ealing’s Climate and Ecological Emergency Strategy.
Tackling the climate crisis is one of the three core themes of the draft new Local Plan, along with fighting inequality and creating good jobs and growth. The consultation on the draft plan therefore presents a strong opportunity to influence the council’s climate change agenda and help shape a fairer, greener and more sustainable future for Ealing.
What is the importance of the Local Plan?
Friends of the Earth describes the planning system as complicated in their guide to planning. Essentially the Local Plans guide decisions on new development and so will ultimately shape your local community and have a major impact on your environment, your quality of life and that of future generations.
By engaging with the planning system and the preparation of your council’s Local Plan, you can help ensure that development is planned from the outset to be sustainable, resilient, and driven by community needs.
Where can I read the draft new Local Plan?
The online version of the draft new Local Plan and supporting documents can be found here.
You can also make an appointment to view a paper copy of the plan at Perceval House in Ealing by emailing email@example.com.
Local group responses to the Local plan
ActforEaling Partners have put in responses to the plan:
- Ealing Friends of the Earth response to Ealing’s Draft Local plan
- Ealing Transition response to Ealing Local Plan
- Ealing Cycling Campaign on the Ealing local plan
How long do I have to respond?
The consultation period has now been extended until 8th February 2023, so there’s still plenty of time to input your thoughts and share feedback.
This feedback will then be used to shape a revised version of the plan.
How can I have my say?
There are a number of ways that you can submit your feedback on the draft plan, including:
Complete the online form
- Fill in the online form to provide more detailed comments.
Visit your local library
- View the full draft new Local Plan at your local library and fill in a comment form which can be placed in the secure box provided.
- Send a letter by post to Steve Barton from the Strategic Planning team, Perceval House, 14-16 Uxbridge Road, London, W5 2HL
Attend a consultation workshop
- During the consultation period, events are being held throughout the borough to give residents the opportunity to find out more about the draft plan and share your views.
- You can find the full list of events here.
- You can send your comments directly via email to firstname.lastname@example.org