The Long Plan

We wrote a ‘quick’ Neighbourhood to solve some urgent issues. It has taken longer to write then we would like but it is still quicker then a normal Neighbourhood Plan which covers the full range of issues. It gives us time to develop a full or ‘long’ Neighbourhood Plan and should go to referendum in early 2018.

We launched the ‘long’ Neighbourhood Plan on the 30th October. This will take longer to develop and write because it will be much more detailed then the ‘quick’ Plan. Once complete it will replace the ‘quick’ Plan. We hope to go to referendum in 2019.

Purpose of the Long Plan

  • To replace the ‘quick’ Plan – brand new Plan – can include new policies, and/or change, remove or revise any ‘quick’ Plan policy
  • Should be a lot more detailed and contain many more policies – 62 is the record!
  • Probably take longer to write as a result – some forums have taken years – but a lot of work has already been done, and we have learnt lessons from ‘quick’ Plan
  • Opportunity to fill in gaps left by LBTH Local Plan and GLA Opportunity Area Planning Framework – could stitch everything together into one coherent detailed Plan for the island, as ‘long’ Plan may complete after their processes
  • Will require additional backup and evidence (e.g. a Strategic Environmental Assessment) which will add cost and time

Below is a detailed draft of the kind of issues we want the long Plan to consider. We will discuss these on the 30th October so if you want to change, amend, delete or add to these chapters let us know.

We also want to elect new Committee members and find people who want to work on each chapter.

Some of the issues we want to look at in the ‘long’ Plan are;

  • How we can make our playgrounds the best in London?
  • What kind of community facilities do we want to develop?
  • Where do we build the 20 new schools we might need?
  • Can we have independent butchers and bakers on the island?
  • How will transport work when the DLR is full each morning?
  • How do we spend the tens of millions of pounds in developers cash?
  • What would you add?

Here are some chapters we intend to work on as part of the long plan:

1.Economic Strategy, including affordability, affordable workspaces, retail

2.Affordable Housing – new, existing, standards, new types of housing, rent levels

3.Children and Young People – schools, playgrounds, nurseries, youth centres

4.Communication, Smart Cities and Technology – how to use new technology to solve problems; smart street furniture

5.Community Development – community centers, events,

6.Delivery, Stakeholders and Partners – working with partners on delivery

7.Design Guide – architectural and design standards – what the place should look like

8.Estate Regeneration / Project Stone – policies on estate regeneration

9.Health and Environmental – air quality, exercise, green standards, GP surgeries

10.Heritage – protecting what heritage we have

11.Project Management and Delivery – how we deliver the Plan

12.Public Realm – parks, green spaces, trees, allotments, disabled access

13.Rubbish and Recycling

14.Safety and Security – anti-social behaviour, crime, safety, police station, lighting

15.Transport Strategy – pedestrian, cycling, bus, DLR, car, parking, deliveries

16.Utilities – water, sewage, gas, broadband, electricity