Local Plan Examination in Public
On Tuesday 30 January 2018, the council received the Inspector's report on the Sutton Local Plan.
The Inspector's Report concludes that the Sutton Local Plan is "sound" and that it provides an appropriate basis for the planning of the borough, subject to some modifications of the plan. The main modifications can be summarised as follows:
- Setting an affordable housing target of 35% for individual proposals and adjusting the policy threshold so that it is consistent with national policy;
- Removing the reference to an alternative residential allocation at the London Cancer Hub;
- Including a specific target of 25% for family housing in Sutton town centre;
- Allocating a site at Beddington Lane which is currently Metropolitan Open Land to provide a potential industrial floorspace of 17,600 sq m;
- Taking the proposed Gypsy and Traveller site at Woodcote out of the Green Belt;
- Adjusting the site area of the school site at Rosehill and removing it from Metropolitan Open Land;
- Altering the site allocations for some sites to ensure that details are suitable; and
- Changing detailed policies so that they are justified, consistent with national policy and effective.
A copy of the Inspector’s report and Schedule of Main Modifications can be viewed below:
Councillors will now consider the Inspector’s Report at the Housing, Economy and Business Committee on 13 February 2018 and at the Full Council on 26 February 2018.