Duty to co-operate

We have adopted a Duty to Cooperate Framework Scoping Statement which sets out the strategic matters we will need to discuss with other local councils and bodies. We consulted on this document before adopting it. The consultation responses have been taken into account in the adopted document.

The potential implications of the London Plan

Relevant to the review is the fact that the Mayor of London is undertaking a review of the London Plan and in January 2014 published  Comments on Further Alterations to the London Plan, which we commented on.

We were concerned the London Plan cannot be delivered and areas outside London will be faced with having to absorb more housing and more should be done within London to meet the need.

The Inspector's report on the FALP has been published and a key recommendation on housing is:

  • The Mayor needs to explore options beyond the existing philosophy of the London Plan. That may, in the absence of a wider regional strategy to assess the options for growth and to plan and co-ordinate that growth, include engaging local planning authorities beyond the GLA’s boundaries in discussions regarding the evolution of our capital city.

More information on the FALP can be found on the Greater London Authority website.