New Local Plan Review
The Council is starting a review of its Local Plan and is consulting on Borough Issues as a very early stage in this process. You can view the documents and participate in this consultation by using the link below.
The Council has started collecting the information it needs to inform our new Local Plan.
As part of this exercise we have appointed Urban Shape to undertake a ‘Retail and Leisure Needs Assessment and Town Centre Study’. The study will help shape the future role of the town centres in Kensington and Chelsea, to ensure they are successful, vibrant centres which respond to the needs of current and future populations.
Shopping patterns telephone surveyAs part of the study, residents in the borough and surrounding areas may be contacted by a market research company called NEMS to participate in a telephone survey about where they visit for shopping and leisure activities, and what they like and dislike about the town centres in Kensington and Chelsea.
NEMS will be undertaking the telephone survey in late January to early February 2021. The survey will take less than ten minutes to complete.
Should you have any questions regarding the telephone survey, please email email@example.com.
Once completed, the final Retail and Leisure Needs Assessment and Town Centre Study will be available to view on the Kensington and Chelsea Council website later in 2021.
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Urban Shape thank residents for their assistance and participation in the telephone survey.
On 11 September 2019, the Council adopted its Local Plan Partial Review (LPPR) Publication Policies, February 2017. This includes a new Foreword written by the Leader, Cllr Elizabeth Campbell. The adopted Local Plan incorporates both the ‘main modifications’ recommended by the Inspector and the ‘minor/additional modifications’ published by the Council.
The Local Plan is also available to download in three sections as follows:
You can contact the Planning Policy team on firstname.lastname@example.org,uk of you would like a hard copy of the Local Plan. The cost is £52. The Proposal Map will cost an additional £16.
As required by Regulations 26 of the Town and County Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended) the Council must make available:
The Council carried out the sustainability appraisal for the LPPR within a wider Integrated Impact Assessment (IIP). Two documents are of particular relevance:
These documents are also available for inspection during normal office hours at Kensington Town Hall and local libraries. See the Library pages for details.
A short briefing note has been prepared which sets out the principal changes introduced by the LPPR.
Full details about the preparation and examination of the LPPR can been seen on the Local Plan Examination page.
The Borough is home to two Neighbourhood Plans which also form part of the development plan for their areas: