The new planning system

The old planning system was complex, cumbersome and confusing.

It has been replaced with a new, easy to understand way of doing things.

National Planning Policy Framework

  • A new framework of planning principles.

 

  • A Local Plan determines how these principles should be interpreted in a local authority area.

 

  • A Neighbourhood Plan determines how local policies should be interpreted in a community.
Local Plans contain planning policies and guidance for future development in a local authority area.
 

Communities can now provide specific guidance for their own area.

Planning Permission in principle, subject to checks

Local Authorities are obliged to grant planning permission if an application is compliant with NPPF, the Local Plan and a Neighbourhood Plan.

Local Plans contain planning policies and guidance for future development in a local authority area.
 

Communities can now provide specific guidance for their own area.

Sanctions for failing Local Authorities

If RBK cannot meet its housing targets, local policies are suspended.

Applications are then assessed against NPPF and an up-to-date Neighbourhood Plan only.

For areas without Neighbourhood Plans, this could result in developers securing permission on sites that neither RBK nor communities wish to see developed.

In June 2020, permission was granted to replace 8 semi-detached houses with 45 new units at 11 – 25 Leatherhead Road.

The application was opposed by the Chessington District Residents Association.

RBK is currently unable to meet its housing targets and is therefore subject to sanctions.


As the proposal was compliant with NPPF, RBK was obliged to approve it.

Communities can prevent "inappropriate" applications by
detailing their requirements in a Neighbourhood Plan

Communities now have new unprecedented powers that allow them to:

  • prepare a Design Code for their area

  • write rules and guidance for developers

  • allocate sites for development or protection

  • protect community assets

  • grant planning permission in principle

To write a Neighbourhood Plan a community needs to establish a

Neighbourhood Planning Group

Malden Rushett Community (MRC) is the Neighbourhood Planning Group for Malden Rushett

MRC has applied to RBK to designate a Neighbourhood Area for Malden Rushett.

This will enable the community to determine how developers should interpret the new RBK Local Plan in Malden Rushett.

All future development within the red boundary will then be subject to planning policies written by the community.

OUR MISSION

To write a Neighbourhood Plan that ensures all future development in Malden Rushett reflects the view of the community

Take Part

A Neighbourhood Plan is written by the community for the community.

– Raise concerns

– Put forward ideas

– Find solutions

Using the skills and expertise within our community, we can write a plan that addresses issues that concern us and ensures the future growth of the village is manageable and sustainable.

Writing a Neighbourhood Plan is a whole community project.

Together, ordinary people can achieve extraordinary results

Why join?

You want to protect the village’s assets

You want a say in the design of future housing

You want to set rules for developers

You want to control the growth rate of the village

REGISTER NOW

to have your say