Links to planning documentation

NATIONAL PLANNING POLICY FRAMEWORK (NPPF)

The National Planning Policy Framework sets out government’s planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied.

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LONDON PLAN, March 2015 (FALP)

The London Plan is the overall strategic plan for London, and it sets out a fully integrated economic, environmental, transport and social framework for the development of the capital to 2036. It forms part of the development plan for Greater London. London boroughs’ local plans need to be in general conformity with the London Plan, and its policies guide decisions on planning applications by councils and the Mayor.

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HOUNSLOW UNITARY DEVELOPMENT PLAN (UDP)

The UDP is one of the documents that constitute Hounslow Planning Policy and Guidance.

http://www.hounslow.gov.uk/index/environment_and_planning/planning/planning_policy/udp/udp_download.htm

HOUNSLOW EMERGING LOCAL PLAN

The Emerging Local Plan is one of the documents that constitute Hounslow Planning Policy and Guidance.

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SUSTAINABILITY APPRAISAL (SA) OF THE HOUNSLOW LOCAL PLAN

URS Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited (“URS”) has prepared this Report for the use of London Borough of Hounslow

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Hounslow Local Plan, Proposed Submission 2015-2030, Volume ONE

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Hounslow Local Plan, Proposed Submission 2015-2030, Volume Two site allocations and appendices

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Hounslow Local Plan Submission 2015-2030, SITE ALLOCATIONS TOPIC PAPER

This topic paper sets out the approach that LB Hounslow have taken in order to compare and assess the suitability of sites proposed for allocation to meet the objectively identified needs within the Local Plan. The purpose of this report is to explain the planning assumptions behind the site allocation decisions, giving evidence of a clear audit trail and consideration of alternatives.

http://www.hounslow.gov.uk/site_allocations_topic_paper__2014_.pdf

Hounslow Local Plan Submission 2015-2030, EDUCATION TOPIC PAPER

Hounslow has experienced, and will continue to see, a significant growth in the need for school places. The scale of this need has previously been under-predicted. This additional demand for school places in the borough has coincided with significant changes to the local authority’s role in providing education generally and school places in particular, as national education policy now grants greater autonomy to academy schools and has introduced ‘free schools’ as a new type of school provider. With the role of the local authority shifting from commissioner to facilitator, but with the statutory duty to provide school places remaining, the council has had to develop a new approach to school place planning.

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HOUNSLOW Urban Context and Character Study

The Urban Context and Character Study provides an understanding of the existing context and character of the distinct places of the borough. This is essential to appreciate how a place could develop in the future and enhances the Council’s ability to safeguard distinctiveness when making planning decisions that will affect the future of these areas.

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HOUNSLOW – METROPOLITAN OPEN LAND BACKGROUND PAPER

This paper provides an assessment of Metropolitan Open Land (MOL) boundaries in the London Borough of Hounslow to inform the Local Plan.

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HOUNSLOW – CUNDALL’S SEQUENTIAL ASSESSMENT OF POTENTIAL SCHOOL SITES_UPDATE 2014 (INCLUDING FREE SCHOOLS)

In 2011 Cundall LLP were instructed by the London Borough of Hounslow to carry out a detailed sequential assessment of available sites within the borough to provide the local authority with a selection of appropriate sites which could potentially provide additional Primary, Secondary or Special Educational Needs Schools in order to meet and assessed shortfall in the area. In March 2013, Cundall were commissioned to provide an update to the sequential assessment, to bring the report up to date, and to reflect the changing needs and requirements of the borough. This included the reassessment of the sites for potential expansion and Free School opportunities

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HOUNSLOW – STATEMENT OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT (SCI)

The SCI sets out how the Council will engage the community when it makes planning decisions. Put simply, it explains how local residents and other stakeholders will be engaged as the Council prepares planning policies and determines planning applications.

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DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION – FREE SCHOOL ADMISSIONS GUIDANCE

Documents providing guidance on admissions arrangements for free schools.

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DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION – Home to school travel and transport guidance, Statutory guidance for local authorities, July 2014

This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education. This means local authorities are under a duty to have regard to it when carrying out their duties in relation to home to school travel and transport, and sustainable travel.

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NISHKAM WEST LONDON FREE SCHOOL APPLICATION FORM, 2012

This is the application for a free school that Nishkam West London submitted to the Secretary of State in 2012

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NISHKAM WEST LONDON ADMISSION FORMS

Admissions to Nishkam West London. Preference form for your Local Education Authority (LEA) must be completed and also the Supplementary Information Form for Nishkam School West London.

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NISHKAM WEST LONDON ADMISSION FORMS

Admissions criteria for 2015-2016 academic year.

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INSPECTOR DECISION ABOUT NISHKAM ADMISSIONS – FEBRUARY 2015

A groups called the Fair Admissions Campaign objected to the Nishkam Admissions Code. The Office of the Schools Adjudicator determined that Nishkam’s arrangements did not conform with statutory requirements.

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CPRE BRIEFING, LONDON’S GREEN BELT – TIME FOR RENEWAL

The paper looks at the history and future of London’s Green Belt. CPRE argue that there are still considerable opportunities for designing compact liveable neighbourhoods within London whilst also promoting our precious green spaces and corridors. 

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CPRE – Green Belt under siege: the NPPF three years on

Green Belt is one of our most valued planning tools, and yet it is under a level of threat unprecedented in recent times. Over 200,000 houses are proposed to be built on Green Belt land. Recent reports by think tanks and developers have called for releases to accommodate many more. Ministers have taken action to address some of the most unnecessary proposals, but further changes in policy are needed by the next Government to direct development to suitable brownfield sites and avoid unnecessary releases of Green Belt land.

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HOUNSLOW COUNCIL IN BREACH OF STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE RESIDENTS CONSULTATION ON NISHKAM’S PLANNING APPLICATION

By not publishing all the documents relative to this application on the website, the Council is in breach of Article 13 of the Development Management Procedure Order.

Local Authorities have discretion about how they inform communities and other interested parties about planning applications. Article 13 of the Development Management Procedure Order and its amendment sets out minimum statutory requirements.

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