Hounslow Local Plan reviews under way

Hounslow Council is reviewing the latest draft of the borough’s Local Plan before formally consulting in Spring 2019.

The Local Plan takes a wide-ranging look at the future needs of the borough, including homes, schools, health centres, transport infrastructure and green spaces. It also considers the needs of residents, including more local jobs, better air quality, and greater sense of place and belonging. It aims to give local people more opportunities to influence the decisions that will shape their communities in the future.

Following informal consultation at workshops with residents last October, two community engagement events have been arranged in January 2019 to give people the chance to look at the revised proposals, see where their comments have been incorporated, and share any other feedback on the plans.

Cllr Steve Curran, Leader of the Council, said: “To ensure the best for the borough and our residents in the future, we need to do the planning now, and that’s what the Local Plan reviews are all about.

“As a council, we have a vision for Hounslow, and the workshops in January are an opportunity to make sure that the Local Plan incorporates what residents across the borough also want to see.

“Our draft Local Plan covers everything, from more much-needed housing so families can continue to live locally, to more schools and health provision to meet the needs of growing communities. It also seeks to create more employment opportunities, and the infrastructure to underpin all the potential development, from more roads to parks and open spaces.

“With formal consultation due to take place next Spring on the Draft Local Plan reviews before it is adopted, these workshops are the last chance to have your say on the future shape of the borough, and I hope that as many of you as possible will try to attend or give us your views.”

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