Search

Havering Council reveals fewer than 150 people responded to consultation on borough’s long term housing plans

PUBLISHED: 07:00 11 January 2018

Romford Town centre. Havering Town Hall

Romford Town centre. Havering Town Hall

Archant

Just 129 people responded to Havering Council’s public consultation on its housing plans for the next 13 years, a new report has revealed.

The council’s cabinet members are due to discuss the results of the consultation on the Local Plan, which opened on August 7 and ran until September 29, at a meeting at Havering Town Hall next Wednesday.

The Local Plan sets out the council’s vision and strategy for future growth and sustainable development up to 2031.

From the 129 responses the local authority received, 466 comments were taken on board, and over the course of working on the plan 83 sites within Havering’s green belt have been submitted to the council for potential release – meaning, should such a release be approved, building on those sites would no longer be prohibited.

As the consultation continued, a number of the borough’s traveller families, who had previously refused to cooperate with officers, provided enough details to have their own needs assessed and included within the plan.

As a result of this, a number of sites where traveller families were already established have been added to the plan, to allow the council to continue assessing those communities’ needs.

The council’s report to cabinet members reads: “This matter comes before members as a matter of some urgency since the council is currently without an up-to-date adopted local plan.

“The necessary conclusion of budgetary matters in the months ahead means that the time available to the council to give consideration to matters relating to the local plan is necessary limited.”

Should the changes be approved by the cabinet, the up-to-date Local Plan will go before Havering’s full council at a meeting on January 24.

Once a decision is made regarding the proposed modifications to the plan, council officers will finalise the document before submitting it to the Secretary of State.

The council hopes to make its submission by February at the latest.

Related articles

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford News Stories

49 minutes ago

“As for me, I remain an unapologetic conservative, a passionate supporter of Brexit and a big fan of our party grassroots!”

10:02

The story of a heroic American pilot who saved hundreds of school children during the Second World War is coming to Brookside Theatre.

08:29

A special carnival that was set up to put Collier Row on the map returns this summer.

Yesterday, 12:00

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

Yesterday, 10:00

A look back at the biggest local stories from this day 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

As an MP representing a “Greater London” constituency for 17 years, last week I decided to throw my hat in the ring to become the next Conservative Mayor of London.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Prof Ged Martin takes a lightning tour of the borough’s vanished places of worship

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

PROMOTED CONTENT

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

The next step in renewable energy could be right beneath your feet as you walk through a Romford shopping centre.

There are many reasons people decide to join a gym. Some want to pack on muscle for strength, train for endurance, or lose weight. But did you know it also does wonders for your mental health? Two members at Romford’s Better Gym in the Market Place talk about their personal fitness journey and the importance of replacing bad habits with good ones.

Newsletter Sign Up

Romford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now