CPCA responds to Bromley's 'Core Strategy' consultation 8 December 2011


The London Borough of Bromley has begun the process of producing their 'Core Strategy' document for the Borough. This document will help determine the long-term planning strategy for the Borough and its conclusions will be incorporated into their Local Development Framework (LDF) - a replacement for the current Unitary Development Plan (UDP).

Initially residents, businesses, developers and community groups are invited to comment on the many Core Strategy issues. These include where and how much development there should be in the Borough over the next 20 years, how Bromley will tackle the issue of climate change, waste management, protection of the environment and other important matters. Unfortunately Bromley gave respondents, including the CPCA, little time to make their detailed comments. Accordingly we have had to limit our response to our own 'Area Pen Portrait' - Crystal Palace, Penge and Anerley, as identified in the consultation document, and not the wider Borough issues listed under the headings of Strategic/Spatial Themes (section 4) and Background to the Local Development Framework (section 5)

The Local Development Plan policies will be subject to the newly revised and controversial National Planning Policy Framework, which favours 'sustainable' development, including development on the Green Belt and the 2010-12 Localism Bill. This new legislation has resulted in more than one thousand pages of Planning policy and guidance being condensed to just sixty plus pages in order to shorten the time taken in the application and decision making process.

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