Local Plan

New Local Plan Review

In 2020, the Council started a New Local Plan Review (NLPR) and is currently in its second stage of the process. You can view the documents and participate in our current consultation by using the links below.
Stage 2: Borough Issues and Options Consultation

  • 26 July – 4 October 2021 (Consultation open)

This Issues and Options document is the second stage of drafting the NLPR. We are not required by regulations to produce this document at this time. We have chosen to do so as it gives residents and local businesses an opportunity to help shape the NLPR before any definite policies are written.
We consulted in September 2020 (below) asking about the issues New Local Plan Review (NLPR) must address. We have considered the responses we received and the emerging evidence and have now included realistic options to address these issues.
Stage 1: Borough Issues Consultation

  • 29 September – 10 November 2020

This Issues document is the first stage of drafting our new Local Plan. We have undertaken this early engagement to give our residents and our local businesses an opportunity to help shape the Plan before pen is put to paper.

Local Plan

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 planningpolicy@rbkc.gov,uk of you would like a hard copy of the Local Plan. The cost is £52. The Proposal Map will cost an additional £16.



The Local Plan was adopted at the Full Council meeting on 11 September 2019. Watch a webcast of the meeting. Further details of the meeting, and the decision, can be seen on the Meetings page.

As required by Regulations 26 of the Town and County Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended) the Council must make available:

An adoption statement

The Council carried out the sustainability appraisal for the LPPR within a wider Integrated Impact Assessment (IIP). Two documents are of particular relevance:

Integrated Impact Assessment (May 2017) 

Integrated Impact Assessment Addendum (July 2018) 

IIA Adoption Statement (September 2019)

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.

LPPR Briefing

Full details about the preparation and examination of the LPPR can been seen on the Local Plan Examination page.


Neighbourhood Plans

The Borough is home to two Neighbourhood Plans which also form part of the development plan for their areas:


Last updated: 3 August 2021