The Core Strategy

Planning and building control


The Core Strategy was formally adopted by the Council on 1 March 2012. The Adopted Core Strategy and related documents can be downloaded below:

Copies of the LDF Core Strategy and related documents are available for inspection at the Council’s offices (Sycamore House) and at all Waltham Forest libraries.

The Core Strategy was submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for independent examination on 31 May 2011. This followed the statutory consultation on the Proposed Submission Document, which ended on 28 February 2011. For more information go to: LDF Core Strategy Examination.

Submission documents Click to get info

Key documents submitted include the following:

Core Strategy Proposed Submission - Consultation Report Part III - Copies of Representations - Regulation 30(1)(f) - SD03. This is a large file. To make it more accessible, the document has been split up into smaller files as below:

Proposed Submission stage Click to get info

This document was published for statutory consultation during the period 17 January to 28 February 2011 to allow comments to be made prior to the submission of the document to the Secretary of State for examination.

Download Core Strategy Proposed Submission documents below:

Public consultation at the Issues and Options stage was undertaken from 25 June to 1 September 2008.

Published below are the summary comments received during the consultation period.

We are required to fully integrate sustainability appraisal in the preparation of the LDF Core Strategy. The purpose of sustainability appraisal is to assess the social, economic and environmental effects of any proposed policies to be included in the core strategy. The first stage of the sustainability appraisal process is the production of a scoping report, providing the framework to be used to help develop policy options and consider their possible effects. Public consultation on a draft sustainability appraisal scoping report was undertaken from 25 June to 1 September 2008. The final sustainability appraisal report is published below: