Local Plan Reviews (submission version) Regulation 19 (2022) Consultation

The Local Plan Reviews (submission version) Regulation 19 (2022) Consultation is now closed.

Consultation on the Local Plan Reviews (submission version) Regulation 19 (2022) ran from Wednesday 5th October to Wednesday 16th November 2022. The Council thanks all those who participated in the consultation for their time and valuable input. All consultation responses received during the consultation period will be collated and provided to the Inpsectors who were appointed to examine the Hounslow Local Plan Review Development Plan Documents (DPDs).

Why did Hounslow Council undertake a consultation on the Local Plan Reviews (submission version)?

The London Borough of Hounslow consulted on the submission version of the Local Plan Reviews for the Great West Corridor, West of Borough and Site Allocations Development Plan Documents (DPDs). The primary aims of the plans are to transform the borough's opportunity areas identified in the London Plan 2021, to set out and allocate the required housing and employment growth and other land use requirements for the borough and to produce policies for the determination of planning applications over the new plan period.

During the Part 1 Examination of the Local Plan Review the Inspectors instructed the council to undertake a further round of consultation to allow the public to comment on changes suggested by the Council following the Regulation 19 Pre-Submission consultation (undertaken July to September 2019), and prior to submission to the Secretary of State (Regulation 22) in December 2020. This consultation therefore focused on only the changes suggested by the Council following Regulation 19 Pre-Submission consultation and prior to submission of the Local Plan Review DPDs for examination.

The timeline for the production of the Council's Local Plan Review is set out in the Local Development Scheme (LDS). The purpose of the LDS is to set out the timetable for the production of new or revised development plan documents which will form the Council’s Local Development Plan. The production of an LDS is required in planning legislation.

What was the purpose of the consultation on Post-Regulation 19 changes (also known as the Submission version DPDs)?

The consultation was separate to the Volume 1 Local Plan Focussed Issues Review Consultation.

The purpose of the consultation was to seek the views of residents, businesses and stakeholders as to whether the changes made between Regulation 19 Pre-Submission consultation and Submission of the Local Plan Review (Volumes 2, 3 and 4) DPDs to the Secretary of State are legally compliant and have been positively prepared, are justified, effective and/or are consistent with national and regional policy before we enter Part 2 of the Examination.

Guidance on Legal compliance, Soundness and Duty to Co-operate

What is a Regulation 19 consultation?

The purpose of the Regulation 19 consultation is to provide an opportunity for representations to be made on the amendments to a Local Plan before it is examined by a planning inspector. This is a formal process that requires comments on the soundness and legal compliance of a Local Plan. In accordance with the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (PCPA), the appointed planning inspectors will consider all comments on the plans that were made within the consultation period.

For reference - where can I view the Consultation Documents?

The Council published the following PDF versions of the Local Plan Review DPDs (volumes 2, 3 and 4) which show the post Regulation 19 amendments that were the focus of the consultation as track changes. These documents are available to view from the links below.

Also the Local Plan Review DPDs are supported by a robust evidence base. You can find supporting documents and the evidence base relating to the changes made between the Regulation 19 Pre-Submission consultation and submission of the DPDs from the link below.

Representations are no longer being accepted

The consultation is closed and representations are no longer being accepted.  For reference, the ways in which people could submit a representation are explained below.

Participants were able to respond by completing online surveys which were available for each of the Local Plan Review DPDs:

Please note that the consultation is now closed and the surveys remain accessible to view only for transparency and reference purposes. Completed surveys will not longer be accepted. 

For participants who were not able to access to a computer, paper versions of the surveys could be obtained by contacting the Council.

The Council also accepted comments in writing to the Spatial Planning Team by email or post.

Consultation Events

As part of the consultation, drop-in sessions and workshops were held to give participants the opportunity to speak to Hounslow officers and to find out more about the Submission version of the Local Plan review DPDs. These took place at the following venues on the dates shown below.

- West of Borough and Site Allocations Event - 13th October 2022 in Feltham Library, The Centre, High Street, Feltham, TW13 4GU

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

- Great West Corridor and Site Allocations Event - 3rd November 2022 in Digital Dock Brentford, 205 High Street, Brentford, TW8 8AH

  • Drop-in session- 16:00 - 20:00
  • Workshop- 18:30 - 19:30
Were paper copies of the documents available to view?

Paper copies of the Local Plan Review documents and supporting documents were also available for inspection at the Hounslow Council Libraries listed below.

The location of the libraries is set out on our website.

What were the consultation dates for the Local Plan Review (Volumes 2, 3 and 4) Consultation?

The consultation was open from Wednesday 5th October to Wednesday 16th November 2022.

What are the next steps after the consultation closes?

The Council will collate and publish the responses we received. The submission version of the Local Plan Review DPDs and the consultation responses will be submitted to the Secretary of State to be considered through stage 2 of the examination into the Local Plan Review DPDs. This is called Examination in Public.

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