Development Plan

The Development Plan is used when assessing planning applications.

It consists of a series of documents which are used to plan strategically across the borough:

  • the London Plan (2016), which sets out a fully integrated economic, environmental, transport and social framework for the capital to 2031
  • the Barking and Dagenham Local Plan (formally known as the Local Development Framework)
  • the Joint Waste Development Plan

These are supplemented by a range of Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD) and other documents.

Barking and Dagenham Local Plan

The Barking and Dagenham Local Plan consists of a series of documents called Development Plan Documents (DPDs).

The most important of these is the Core Strategy (DPD).

The:

  • Borough Wide Development Policies (DPD)
  • Site Specific Allocations (DPD)
  • Barking Town Centre Area Action Plan (DPD)
  • Proposals Map (DPD)

support the strategic objectives set out in the Core Strategy (DPD) and provide further detail on how development should be shaped.

Each of the Development Plan documents is available to download or buy.

Hard copies may be purchased for £25 (£10 for residents, students and voluntary organisations).

Supplementary planning documents

The Barking and Dagenham Local Plan is supplemented by a range of planning guidance documents called Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) also listed here.

Hard copies may be purchased for £10 (£5 for residents, students and voluntary organisations).

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The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out how the community and other stakeholders can become involved in the creation of planning documents.

It also sets out how people and organisations can give their views on planning applications.

Statement of Community Involvement (PDF, 365.50 KB)

Core Strategy (DPD) (2010) Toggle accordion

The Core Strategy sets out the council’s long-term vision, spatial strategy and core policies for shaping the future development of Barking and Dagenham up to 2025. It identifies areas that are suitable for:

  • housing
  • employment
  • retail
  • leisure
  • other strategic development needs

The Core Strategy is a key document within Barking and Dagenham’s Local Plan, providing the strategic direction and growth until 2025.

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham formally adopted the Core Strategy Development Plan Document at a meeting of the Assembly on 21 July 2010. The adopted Core Strategy incorporates the binding recommendations of the Inspector as set out in the Inspector’s Report.

Please see the Core Strategy Adoption Statement for more information.

Adopted Core Strategy (PDF, 1.90 MB)

Inspector’s report

Inspectors Report (PDF, 346.41 KB)

Inspectors Schedule 1 - Essential Changes (PDF, 362.30 KB)

Schedule 1 - Annex 1 - Saved Unitary Development Plan Policies (PDF, 143.81 KB)

Schedule 1 - Annex 2 - Housing Implementation Strategy (PDF, 106.45 KB)

Schedule 1 - Annex 3 - Monitoring and implementation (PDF, 494.37 KB)

Schedule 2 - Endorsed Changes (PDF, 536.82 KB)

Core Strategy Adoption Statement (PDF, 24.06 KB)

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Adoption Statement (PDF, 36.16 KB)

Borough Wide Development Policies (DPD) (2011) Toggle accordion

The Borough Wide Development Policies set out guidelines that developers must follow in order to develop land in Barking and Dagenham. They follow the policies contained in the Core Strategy but give more detail about what new developments should include and what standards they should meet.

The Barking Town Centre Area Action Plan was formally adopted on 30 March 2011.

Please see the Borough Wide Development Polices Adoption Statement for more information.

Borough Wide Development Policies DPD (PDF, 1.36 MB)

Borough Wide Development Policies Development Plan Document Adoption Statement (PDF, 133.20 KB)

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Adoption Statement (PDF, 27.89 KB)

Inspector’s report on the examination into the Borough Wide DPD

The council received the Inspector’s Report on the Examination into the Borough Wide Development Policies Development Plan Document in December 2010.

Report on the Examination into the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Borough Wide Development Policies Development Plan Document (PDF, 240.20 KB)

Schedule 1 - Essential Changes (PDF, 456.66 KB)

Appendix 1 to Schedule 1 - Saved Unitary Development Plan Policies (PDF, 213.14 KB)

Schedule 2 - Endorsed Changes (PDF, 542.33 KB)

Appendix 1 to Schedule 2 - Revised Site for BR6 (PDF, 1.84 MB)

Schedule 3 - Inspector's Essential Changes (PDF, 25.81 KB)

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Our Site Specific Allocations DPD sets out the sites that are suitable for future development and protection in the borough (excluding Barking Town Centre), in line with the Core Strategy.

It considers sites for such purposes as:

  • housing
  • employment
  • open space
  • transport
  • facilities that support people and communities (such as schools and health centres)

The borough formally adopted the Site Specific Allocations Development Plan Document at a meeting of the Assembly on 8 December 2010.

The adopted Site Specific Allocations incorporate the binding recommendations of the Inspector as set out in the Inspector’s Report.

The Council notified interested parties of the Site Specific Allocations adoption in accordance with regulations and held a statutory six-week legal challenge period in January and February 2011.

Proposals map (PDF, 1.93 MB)

Site Specific Allocations Adoption Statement (PDF, 22.84 KB)

Site Specific Allocations Strategic Environmental Assessment Post Adoption Statement (PDF, 54.93 KB)

Inspector’s report on the Site Specific Allocations Development Plan Document

The council received the Inspector’s report on the Examination into the Site Specific Allocations Development Plan Document in July 2010.

Report on the Examination into the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Site Specific Allocations DPD (PDF, 277.60 KB)

Schedule 1 - Essential Changes (PDF, 378.80 KB)

Schedule 1 - Appendix 1 - Saved Unitary Development Plan Policies (PDF, 208.83 KB)

Schedule 2 - Endorsed Changes (PDF, 373.51 KB)

Schedule 2 - Appendix 1 to the Schedule of Endorsed Changes (PDF, 383.50 KB)

Schedule 2 - Appendix 2 to the Schedule of Endorsed Changes (PDF, 783.30 KB)

Schedule 3 - Appendix 3 to the Schedule of Endorsed Changes (PDF, 1.16 MB)

Barking Town Centre Area Action Plan (DPD) (2011) Toggle accordion

The Barking Town Centre Area Action Plan sets out guidelines that developers must follow if they want to develop land in Barking Town Centre. It follows the policies contained in the Core Strategy but gives more detail about what new developments should include and what standards they should meet.

The borough formally adopted the Barking Town Centre Area Action Plan Development Plan Document at a meeting of the Assembly on 23 February 2011.

The adopted Barking Town Centre Area Action Plan incorporates the binding recommendations of the Inspector as set out in the Inspector’s Report.

Please see the Barking Town Centre Area Action Plan Adoption Statement for more information.

Barking Town Centre Area Action Plan DPD (PDF, 596.97 KB)

Barking Town Centre Adoption Statement (PDF, 123.42 KB)

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Adoption Statement (PDF, 98.61 KB)

Barking Town Centre AAP Errata (November 2012) (PDF, 35.94 KB)

Inspector’s report

The Council received the Inspector’s Report on the examination into the Barking Town Centre Area Action Plan Development Plan Document in September 2010.

Report on the Examination into the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Barking Town Centre Area Action Plan Development Plan Document (PDF, 253.16 KB)

Schedule 1 - Essential Changes (PDF, 517.42 KB)

Schedule 1 - Appendix 1 Monitoring Framework (PDF, 171.74 KB)

Schedule 1 - Appendix 2 List of saved Unitary Development Plan policies superseded by the Barking Town Centre Area Action Plan policies (PDF, 194.14 KB)

Schedule 1 - Appendix 3 Extent of the Tesco site (PDF, 609.17 KB)

Schedule 1 - Appendix 4 Extent of the Town Quay (PDF, 477.09 KB)

Schedule 2 - Schedule of Post-Hearing Changes to the Barking Town Centre Area Action Plan Tall Buildings (PDF, 120.63 KB)

Schedule 2 - Addendum to Schedule of Post-Hearing Changes to the Barking Town Centre Area Action Plan; Tall Buildings (PDF, 72.84 KB)

Schedule 2 - Proposed Changes to reflect the Post-Hearing Consultation on the Barking Town Centre Area Action Plan Tall Buildings (PDF, 83.07 KB)

Schedule 3 - Essential Change - Proposed and Recommended by the Inspector (PDF, 27.12 KB)

Schedule 4 - Council's Endorsed Changes (PDF, 547.22 KB)

Proposals Map (DPD) (2012) Toggle accordion

The Proposals Map shows the locations of site-specific proposals and policies identified in the Development Plan Documents (DPDs):

  • Core Strategy
  • Borough Wide Development Policies
  • Site-Specific Allocations
  • Barking Town Centre Area Action Plan
  • Joint Waste Development Plan

It was formally adopted by the council at a meeting of the Assembly on 22 February 2012.

An interactive version of the map:

Launch interactive proposals map

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The Joint Waste Development Plan Document for East London sets out a planning strategy for sustainable waste management. It enables the adequate provision of waste management facilities (including disposal) in appropriate locations for:

  • municipal waste
  • commercial and industrial waste
  • construction and demolition waste
  • hazardous waste

The four East London Waste Authority boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Newham and Redbridge formally adopted the Joint Waste Development Plan Document on 27 February 2012.

The adopted Joint Waste Development Plan Document incorporates the binding recommendations of the Inspector as set out in the Inspector’s Report.

Joint Waste Development Plan (PDF, 4.61 MB)

Joint Waste Development Plan - Adoption Statement (PDF, 31.56 KB)

Joint Waste Development Plan - Sustainability Appraisal Adoption Statement (PDF, 19.99 KB)

Inspector’s Report

The four East London Waste Authority boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Newham and Redbridge received the Inspector’s Report on the Examination into the Joint Waste Development Plan on 14 November 2011.

Joint Waste Plan - Inspector's Report (PDF, 1.02 MB)

Joint Waste Plan - Inspector's Report - Appendix B (PDF, 145.64 KB)

 

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‘Biodiversity: How Biodiversity can be Protected and Enhanced in the Development Process (SPD) (2012)’ provides guidance to developers, householders and planners on how to protect and enhance biodiversity in the borough. It was formally adopted by the Council on 22 February 2012.

Biodiversity (SPD) (PDF, 3.72 MB)

Adoption Statement (PDF, 32.73 KB)

Summary of Consultation Report (PDF, 287.08 KB)

Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Statement (PDF, 29.72 KB)

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The Trees and Development Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) provides guidance to developers, householders and planners on legislation, planning requirements and the protection of trees. It is based on:

The SPD was formally adopted by the Council on 22 February 2012.

Trees and Development (SPD) (2012) (PDF, 1.90 MB)

Adoption Statement (PDF, 32.94 KB)

Summary of Consultation Report (PDF, 222.24 KB)

SEA Screening Statement

An Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Statement has been produced to accompany the Trees and Development SPD.

Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Statement (PDF, 31.23 KB)

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The supplementary planning document (SPD) ‘Saturation Point — Addressing the Health Impact of Hot Food Takeaways’ explains the Council’s overall guidance on controlling the development of hot food takeaways (Use Class A5) in the borough. Part of a strategic approach to tackle the borough’s obesity problem, particularly childhood obesity, it advises on the appropriate location and concentration of such premises.

The SPD supports policies in the Local Development Framework Core Strategy and the Council’s emerging Development Plan Documents. It was formally adopted on 21 July 2010.

Saturation Point (SPD) - Addressing the Health Impacts of Hot Food Takeaway (PDF, 897.28 KB)

Summary of Consultation Responses (PDF, 2.09 MB)

Adoption Statement (PDF, 28.73 KB)

Copies of the above documentation can also be inspected at Barking Town Hall and at libraries throughout the borough during normal opening hours.

Residential Extensions and Alterations (SPD) (2012) Toggle accordion

The Residential Extensions and Alterations SPD provides guidance for people who want to extend and improve their home. The SPD provides further detail on the policies ‘BP8: Protecting Residential Amenity’ and ‘BP11: Urban Design of the Borough Wide Development Policies (DPD) (2011)’. It forms part of the borough’s Local Plan.

The SPD was formally adopted by the Council on 22 February 2012.

Residential Extensions and Alterations (SPD) (2012) (PDF, 1.46 MB)

Adoption Statement (PDF, 31.65 KB)

Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Statement (PDF, 32.01 KB)

Barking Station Masterplan (SPD) (2012) Toggle accordion

The Barking Station Masterplan SPD explains the Council’s overall guidance for the site allocation BTCSSA3 of the Barking Town Centre Area Action Plan (2011). Part of the council’s Local Development Framework, it reflects and provides further detail on policies contained in the Local Plan.

The Barking Station Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document was formally adopted by the Council on 22 February 2012.

Barking Station Masterplan (SPD) (2012) (PDF, 4.4 MB)

Adoption Statement (PDF, 34.54 KB)

Statement of Representations Report (PDF, 948.62 KB)

SEA Screening Determination

An Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Determination has been produced to accompany the Barking Station Masterplan SPD.

SEA Screening Determination (PDF, 33.57 KB)

Last Orders? Preserving Public Houses (SPD) (2014) Toggle accordion

Last Orders? Preserving Public Houses (SPD) contains the council’s guidance on protecting pubs. It supplements policies set out in the Local Plan and was adopted 17 September 2014

Last Orders Preserving Public Houses (SPD) (2014) (PDF, 993.32 KB)

Adoption Statement (PDF, 100.09 KB)

Last Orders Preserving Public Houses (SPD) (2014) (PDF, 993.32 KB)

SEA Screening Determination

A Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Determination has been produced to accompany the Last Orders? Preserving Public Houses (SPD).

SEA Screening (PDF, 63.71 KB)

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Each of the Development Plan documents is available to view or buy at Barking Town Hall.

Hard copies may be purchased for £25 (£10 for residents, students and voluntary organisations).

Barking Town Hall

1 Town Square, Barking IG11 7LU

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