Time to get ready for the Croydon Local Plan inquiry

Croydon Council submitted the  Croydon Local Plan: Strategic Policies – Partial Review and Detailed Policies and Proposals documents to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on 3 February.

Steve Dennington, Interim Head of Spatial Planning, has emailed those who made submissions, to tell them that the Council’s Programme Officer ‘will be in contact regarding the examination. We expect this contact to take place in late February/early March once the Council has further details about the topics to be discussed at the examination of the Local Plan documents. The appointed planning inspector is the only person who can determine what those topics will be.’

The Council has made the following documents publicly available:

  • The Local Plan documents themselves;
  • The Sustainability Appraisal of the Local Plan documents;
  • The Policies Map accompanying the Local Plan documents;
  • A Statement of Participation;
  • The supporting evidence used to prepare the Local Plan documents.

All of the above documents (with the exception of the representations received on the Proposed Submission drafts of the Local Plan documents) are available to view on the Council’s website at


Paper copies are available at the Council’s offices at Bernard Weatherill House (Access Croydon), Mint Walk, Croydon. 9am-4pm (Monday to Friday); and electronic copies are available at each of the borough’s libraries including Upper Norwood Library.

The representations on the Proposed Submission drafts of the Local Plan documents will be made available in the same locations at a later date. ‘They are currently being redacted to remove all personal contact details. This is expected to be completed in March 2017. In the meanwhile a summary of representations received on both Local Plan documents is available to view at each of the locations detailed above.’

Throughout the examination and the period leading up to it all correspondence with the appointed planning inspector or regarding administrative or procedural matters should be made through the Programme Officer.

Chris Banks
c/o Banks Solutions
64 Lavinia Way
East Preston
West Sussex
BN16 1EF


Tel: 07817 322750 or 01903 783722

When they are available details of the examination programme and matters to be considered will be published on the Council’s website as above.



About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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