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Like the rest of London, Barking and Dagenham is experiencing a period of change and growth.

We have a young and rapidly growing population. There is lots of new development. And, there is new transport infrastructure coming to the borough, such as Crossrail at Chadwell Heath, and the Overground extension to Barking Riverside.

The council is obliged to plan to accommodate this growth and our ambition is to do this in a way that will benefit local residents.

One way that this is done is through the Local Plan. Every borough has to have a Local Plan. It sets out our spatial vision for this growth. In simple terms it describes where we expect growth to occur and what kinds of growth we expect and will support between now and 2034. It also talks about the policies we will pursue, for example to protect and enhance the environment, or to encourage residents to live more active, healthier and more sustainable lives.

It’s a technical document because it is primarily a tool for our planners to guide those who want to invest in our community to deliver what the community has said it wants.

But, it’s vitally important that we have your views.

Between now and the end of February we are consulting residents about our draft Local Plan. Please take a look at the policies and ideas we are proposing.

  • Our vision
  • Local places – looking at the neighbourhood you live in
  • New homes
  • Jobs and businesses
  • The environment
  • Transport and community facilities

Watch our video here for a fuller explanation of the what the Local Plan is, and why we want your views,.

Like the rest of London, Barking and Dagenham is experiencing a period of change and growth.

We have a young and rapidly growing population. There is lots of new development. And, there is new transport infrastructure coming to the borough, such as Crossrail at Chadwell Heath, and the Overground extension to Barking Riverside.

The council is obliged to plan to accommodate this growth and our ambition is to do this in a way that will benefit local residents.

One way that this is done is through the Local Plan. Every borough has to have a Local Plan. It sets out our spatial vision for this growth. In simple terms it describes where we expect growth to occur and what kinds of growth we expect and will support between now and 2034. It also talks about the policies we will pursue, for example to protect and enhance the environment, or to encourage residents to live more active, healthier and more sustainable lives.

It’s a technical document because it is primarily a tool for our planners to guide those who want to invest in our community to deliver what the community has said it wants.

But, it’s vitally important that we have your views.

Between now and the end of February we are consulting residents about our draft Local Plan. Please take a look at the policies and ideas we are proposing.

  • Our vision
  • Local places – looking at the neighbourhood you live in
  • New homes
  • Jobs and businesses
  • The environment
  • Transport and community facilities

Watch our video here for a fuller explanation of the what the Local Plan is, and why we want your views,.

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