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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,.

  • Barking and Dagenham Council is preparing a Local Plan which will guide growth and development in the borough over the next 15 years. We would like your feedback to shape this plan and tell us how you think Barking and Dagenham should develop between now and 2034.

    This survey provides a short summary and opportunity to comment on each chapter. We recommend reading the draft Local Plan before completing this survey.

    If you would like to provide more general feedback you can send comments to us at localplan@lbbd.gov.uk.

    Please note the Council will

    Barking and Dagenham Council is preparing a Local Plan which will guide growth and development in the borough over the next 15 years. We would like your feedback to shape this plan and tell us how you think Barking and Dagenham should develop between now and 2034.

    This survey provides a short summary and opportunity to comment on each chapter. We recommend reading the draft Local Plan before completing this survey.

    If you would like to provide more general feedback you can send comments to us at localplan@lbbd.gov.uk.

    Please note the Council will not publish postal or email addresses but your comments are not confidential and your name or company name and comments will be made publicly available online once your comments have been logged and accepted. 

    At the end of this survey you will have a chance to sign up to receive updates about the Local Plan. For more information on how the Council use this information, please see our Privacy Policy: https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/general-privacy-notice

    The Council will not accept any comments considered to be derogatory or discriminatory about any specific groups, contravening the Equality Act 2010. 

    Feedback and comments will be welcome between 29 November and 29 February.

    A series of public consultation events on wider growth and regeneration in the borough will be organised for January 2020 - stay tuned for more information on the Council's website.

    Alternatively, for more information please email localplan@lbbd.gov.uk , or visit https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/local-plan-review.

    This consultation has now closed.  
    Please continue to visit One Borough Voice for more opportunities to get involved.