New consultations underway as part of Draft Local Plan

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Draft Local Plan News

Walthom Forest

Thank you for your Draft Local Plan comments

Draft Local Plan July 2019 cover

Thank you to everyone who sent their comments in regarding the Draft Local Plan.

Many of the comments were made at the drop-in engagement events and the Focus Groups we held, with others being submitted online by individual residents and local community groups.

We have received several thousand comments which are now being carefully read and a response will be prepared to each one.

These responses will be sent later in the year when the analysis is complete.

The comments and responses will also be collated into a report which we will publish on our website and eventually present to the independent Planning Inspector when we reach the Examination Stage (see details below). 

Find out more about the Draft Local Plan

Second engagement on Draft Local Plan

Draft Local Plan timeline

There will be a second round of engagement on the Draft Local Plan during late Spring or Summer 2020.

If you are a Community Group that wants to get involved in the second round of engagement please let us know.

Email details of your group's interest in the second engagement

Does Draft Local Plan meet sustainability objectives?

Chingford Town Centre

The Council is carrying out separate consultation on the Sustainability Appraisal of  the Draft Local Plan.

The Sustainability Appraisal assesses the social, environmental and economic impacts of the  Plan and is required under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, and the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004.

The consultation period runs from Wednesday 9 October until Wednesday 20 November 2019.

Find out more and comment

Call for sites consultation extended

Building Surveyor

A Call for Sites consultation was launched on Wednesday 31 July 2019 and closes on Tuesday 31 December 2019.

This is an invitation to developers, landowners and others to suggest sites for possible development in the borough.

All sites suggested will be investigated by Planning Policy Officers to see if they met the criteria to be included as a possible development site.

Find out more and comment

We need to change. Not the climate

Climate emergency

We have declared a Climate Emergency in Waltham Forest.

We all need to work together locally to address this global issue.

We encourage you to have your say when we release the climate emergency survey and get involved in focus groups.

Details will be shared via the Council’s social media, website and email newsletters.

Sign up for the Climate Change newsletter today!

Solar panels save money and protect the environment

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Residents across Waltham Forest are coming together as part of a group buying scheme to install solar panels on their houses.

Residents can now join Solar Together London, the solar photovoltaic (PV) group-buying scheme. It is free to register and there is no obligation to install panels. 

Solar Together London helps Waltham Forest homeowners feel confident they are paying the right price for a high-quality installation from a vetted installer which will boost local renewable energy generation.

The new scheme follows three highly successful schemes run across the country last year which led to over 1,650 installations with Waltham Forest having 936 registrants last year.

Solar Together is one of the many ways Waltham Forest is acting to counter the Climate Emergency, declared by the local authority this summer.

Find out whether you’re eligible for the scheme and register here.

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