Last updated: 1 March 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Superseded Development Management Policies


The Development Management Policies Development Planning Document (DPD) was approved for adoption at the Full Council Meeting on 24 October 2013. The adopted Development Management Policies DPD and related documents can be downloaded below:

Development-Management-Policies-Adoption-Version (October 2013) (PDF)

Waltham Forest Local Plan Policies Map (PDF)

Waltham Forest Inset Maps (PDF)

Copies of the adopted Development Management Policies DPD and related documents are available for inspection at:

  • Council's offices
  • Waltham Forest libraries

Development Management Policies Examination Inspector’s report

Waltham Forest Development Management Policies Local Plan: A final report on the examination was received from the Inspector on 7 August 2013. This found that the Local Plan provides appropriate policies to guide the planning of the Borough over the next 15 years. This is provided that the main modifications are made.

Appendix to the report contains these recommended main modifications

Examination stage

The Development Management Policies Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for independent examination. The document was submitted on 10 December 2012. Mr Paul Clark BA MA MRTPI was appointed as Inspector to conduct the examination.

Hearing agenda

Hearing Subject Papers

Inspector's questions

Copies of the Waltham Forest Development Management Policies Local Plan and accompanying submission documents are available for inspection at:

  • Waltham Forest libraries
  • Council offices at Sycamore House (Reception)
  • Waltham Forest Town Hall Complex, London E17 4SU

Public Notice for the Submission of the Local Plan Development Management Policies to Secretary of State (PDF)

Letter to local libraries for documents available for inspection (PDF)

Inspector Post-Hearing Modifications

Submission documents

Supporting documents

Built Environment

Community Services

Climate change



Local economy

Green infrastructure



Environmental Protection

Other documents

Additional evidence