The London Plan (MALP 2016) (as amended) Provided below is a list of the key London Plan policies which are considered relevant in the determination of this planning application: Policy 1.1 Delivering the strategic vision and objectives for London Policy 2.1 London in its global, European and United Kingdom context Policy 2.10 Central Activities Zone – strategic priorities Policy 2.11 Central Activities Zone – strategic functions Policy 2.12 Central Activities Zone – predominantly local activities Policy 2.13 Opportunity Areas and Intensification Areas Policy 3.1 Ensuring equal life chances for all Policy 3.2 Improving health and addressing health inequalities Policy 3.3 Increasing housing supply Policy 3.4 Optimising housing potential Policy 3.5 Quality and design of housing developments Policy 3.6 Children & young people’s play and informal recreation facilities Policy 3.8 Housing choice Policy 3.9 Mixed and balanced communities Policy 3.10 Definition of affordable housing Policy 3.11 Affordable housing targets Policy 3.12 Negotiating affordable housing on individual private residential & mixed use schemes Policy 3.13 Affordable housing thresholds Policy 3.15 Coordination of housing development and investment Policy 4.1 Developing London’s economy Economic sectors & workspaces Policy 4.2 Offices Policy 4.3 Mixed use development and offices Policy 4.5 London’s visitor infrastructure Policy 4.6 Support for & enhancement of arts, culture, sport & entertainment Policy 4.7 Retail and town centre development Policy 4.8 Supporting a successful & diverse retail sector & related facilities & services Policy 4.10 New and emerging economic sectors Policy 4.11 Encouraging a connected economy Policy 4.12 Improving opportunities for all Policy 5.1 Climate change mitigation Policy 5.2 Minimising carbon dioxide emissions Policy 5.3 Sustainable design and construction Policy 5.4 Retrofitting Policy 5.4 A Electricity and gas supply Policy 5.5 Decentralised energy networks Policy 5.6 Decentralised energy in development proposals Policy 5.7 Renewable energy Policy 5.8 Innovative energy technologies Policy 5.9 Overheating and cooling Policy 5.10 Urban greening Policy 5.11 Green roofs and development site environs Policy 5.12 Flood risk management Policy 5.13 Sustainable drainage Policy 5.14 Water quality and wastewater infrastructure Policy 5.15 Water use and supplies Policy 5.16 Waste net self-sufficiency Policy 5.17 Waste capacity Policy 5.18 Construction, excavation and demolition waste Policy 5.19 Hazardous waste Policy 6.1 Strategic approach Policy 6.3 Assessing effects of development on transport capacity Policy 6.4 Enhancing London’s transport connectivity Policy 6.7 Better streets and surface transport Policy 6.8 Coaches Policy 6.9 Cycling Policy 6.10 Walking Policy 6.12 Road network capacity Policy 6.13 Parking Policy 7.1 Lifetime neighbourhoods Policy 7.2 An inclusive environment Policy 7.3 Designing out crime Policy 7.4 Local character Policy 7.5 Public realm Policy 7.6 Architecture Policy 7.7 Location and design of tall and large buildings Policy 7.8 Heritage assets and archaeology Policy 7.9 Heritage-led regeneration Policy 7.10 World Heritage Sites Policy 7.11 London View Management Framework Policy 7.12 Implementing the London View Management Framework Policy 7.13 Safety, security and resilience to emergency Policy 7.14 Improving air quality Policy 7.15 Reducing and managing noise Policy 7.18 Protecting open space and addressing deficiency Policy 7.19 Biodiversity and access to nature Policy 7.20 Geological conservation Policy 7.21 Trees and woodlands Policy 7.29 The River Thames Policy 8.1 Implementation Policy 8.2 Planning obligations Policy 8.3 Community infrastructure levy Policy 8.4 Monitoring and reviewPhew, pity the case officer. What a waste of time and what a monster the London Plan has become. Its a site as complex as it comes in England – and yes ill hold up my hand I did write the original version (now much enhanced site site specific urban design wise wise) of the local plan policies and the key SSP the site was judged on, but those site specific matters and its location on the South Bank Cultural Area opposite Grade I listed buildings etc is well summed up in the report in two paragraphs. What cllr will read all those LP policies – none. Its going through the motions. Which LP policies really make a difference – very few such as CPZ (sadly not analysed in report it is not about ITV returning to the site, as a central activity they are not allowed to move in favour of a none central activity use, there is no fall back housing only position in line with the development plan – wool pulled over eyes by planning agent there) that aside, the only policies in the London Plan of any bearing which add value to the local plan are affordable housing, which mainly is of merit in its SPD (the policies could be 10% of length on that front). Planners in London should rise up with their pitchforks and uniform manuals and hurl them at City Hall just around the corner from here and not let anyone from the London Plan team out until 400 pages is torn page by page from the door stopper before the EIP, or let the EIP panel tear them out for you. One last thing – surely one of the top 10 sites in London deserves something that repeats the same mistakes from the sites development in 70 and looks like it wasn’t knocked up in half an hour in sketchup.
Spend a whole day reading London Plan just ticking off policies for a report – London Planning has become a Joke
Report on redevelopment of London Studios South Bank https://moderngov.lambeth.gov.uk/documents/s93313/ITV%20PAC%20Report.pdf Nice report – format with tabs of metrics seems very familiar ( 🙂 ) but somehow the date, architect, agent and developer seems to have been accidentally missed off front page. The list – laundry list of London Plan (LP – so reports have glossaries of acronyms now – like those indecipherable inspectors reports that can only be machine read by planning robots not by non planner plan english speaking human beings) policies.