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Croydon Local Plan moves a stage closer

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The Croydon Local Plan, which sets out how the council will provide 32,880 new homes across the borough over the next 20 years, has moved a step closer.

Earlier this year, the Secretary of State appointed an independent planning inspector to lead the examination of the plan, which included holding a number of examination hearings in public on the plan documents.

Now the inspector has outlined changes which must be consulted on before the plan can be adopted, subject to the inspector’s final report. Consultation on the proposed main modifications made by the inspector will run from August 29 to October 10.

The plan details how the council will provide 32,880 new homes across the borough to meet the needs of a growing population, with a proposed minimum requirement that 30 per cent of new homes on larger sites to be affordable.

As well as outlining how the sustainable growth of the borough’s suburbs will be achieved, the Croydon Local Plan also details how infrastructure such as schools, roads, transport hubs and health facilities will be improved and how local communities and neighbourhoods will be strengthened by reviving district and neighbourhood centres through the support of local shops, services and community facilities.

Councillor Alison Butler, cabinet member for homes, regeneration and planning said: “I would like to thank those residents who have commented so far on the Croydon Local Plan and encourage those that wish to, to review the inspector’s suggested main modifications and share their views.”

Public representations on the changes must only relate to the Main Modifications to the Croydon Local Plan: Strategic Policies – Partial Review and the Croydon Local Plan: Detailed Policies and Proposals. References to any other parts of the submitted Local Plans will not be considered.

The representation form and the main modifications documents can be viewed at:

• The borough’s libraries (during normal opening hours)
• Bernard Weatherill House (Access Croydon), Mint Walk, Croydon. 8:30am-4:45pm (Monday to Friday)
• By downloading from the Council’s website: www.croydon.gov.uk/localplanone and www.croydon.gov.uk/localplantwo
• Alternative formats of the document are available on request at ldf@croydon.gov.uk or 020 8726 6000 or 020 8407 1385.

For enquiries or further information email ldf@croydon.gov.uk or call 020 8407 1385.