Last updated: 10 May 2024

Next review: 1 March 2025

The Council adopted Local Plan Part 1: Strategic Policies (LP1) on 29 February 2024.  This document sets out a spatial vision, strategic objectives and a planning policy framework for development in the Borough until 2035, and includes thematic policies on topics such as housing, climate change, green and blue infrastructure, and heritage.  It replaces the previously adopted development plan documents including the Core Strategy (2012), Development Management Policies Document (2013) and the Area Action Plans for Walthamstow Town Centre (2014) and Blackhorse Lane (2015).


Superseded Core Strategy



The council formally adopted the Core Strategy on 1 March 2012. See the adopted strategy and related documents below:

You can inspect the Core Strategy and related documents at our offices (Sycamore House) and at all Waltham Forest libraries.

Core Strategy Examination

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.

Submission documents

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

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

Download Core Strategy Proposed Submission documents below:

Supporting documents

Consultation documents

Core Strategy - Issues and Options stage

Public consultation at this stage took place from 25 June to 1 September 2008.

Below are the summary comments we received during the consultation.

Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report

We are required to fully integrate sustainability appraisal in the preparation of the LDF Core Strategy. The purpose of the appraisal is to assess the social, economic, and environmental effects of policies to be included in the core strategy. The first stage of the sustainability appraisal process is the production of a scoping report. The report provides 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:

Consultation documents (25 June to 1 September 2008)