Ilford Tall Buildings Zone

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Dear Redbridge Borough Council, When was the Ilford Tall Buildings zone first conceived , by whom , when was it consulted on and with whom , and for what reasons

Yours faithfully, philip barker

Dear Redbridge Borough Council,
Can you please issue this with a response

Yours faithfully,

philip barker

London Borough of Redbridge, Redbridge Borough Council

Information request
Our reference: 8009593

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Tracy Douglas, Redbridge Borough Council

Our ref:  8009593



Dear Mr Barker


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Thank you for your request received on 12 December 2019 for the following


When was the Ilford Tall Buildings zone first conceived, by whom, when was
it consulted on and with whom, and for what reasons?


Your request has been considered.  Please find below response relating to
your request.


When was the Ilford Tall Buildings zone first conceived, by whom?

The Ilford Tall Buildings Zone was included in the Redbridge Local
Development Framework (LDF, 2008) as part of the development of the Core
Strategy and Borough Wide Primary Policies. Policy BD2 ‘Tall Buildings’
set the policy direction, and the Ilford Tall Buildings Zone was included
on the Proposals Map for the LDF. The policy and boundary was developed by
the Planning Policy Team within the council’s Planning Service, and
essentially reflected the boundary of Ilford Metropolitan Town Centre.


The Ilford Metropolitan Centre Area Action Plan, development plan document
(AAP, 2008), went into more detail within chapter 7, regarding building
form, design, height, and identified locations where tall buildings could
potentially be considered. These issues were covered in the AAP policies
BF1 ‘Built Form’; BF2 ‘Design Quality’; and BF3 ‘Building Height’.


The Ilford Tall Buildings Zone was developed so that the council could use
planning policy constraints to control the development of tall buildings
within Redbridge, and direct them to appropriate locations within the
borough. Whilst there was a recognition of the importance of tall
buildings in terms of their role in supporting the strategic vision and
growth objectives of the borough, it was also clear that tall buildings
have a greater impact on the built environment than other building types. 


The Ilford Tall Buildings Zone has been carried through to the current
Redbridge Local Plan (adopted 2018), and both the 2008 LDF (including the
Core Strategy and Borough Wide Primary Policies), and the 2008 Ilford
Metropolitan Centre Area Action Plan have been superseded by the Redbridge
Local Plan (2018).


When was it consulted on and with whom? For what reasons?

The Ilford Tall Buildings Zone was publicly consulted on borough-wide by
the council’s Planning Policy Team during the years of the development of
the Local Development Framework (LDF), between 2005 and 2008. At key
consultation stages of the LDF, including issues and options, preferred
options and pre-submission stages, the public were given the opportunity
to comment on the development of planning policy proposals for the LDF,
including policies relating to tall buildings and the Ilford Tall
Buildings Zone. The Local Development Framework and the policies within
it, including those related to tall buildings, underwent an examination in
public, presided over by an independent examiner/planning inspector, and
was found sound in the subsequent inspector’s report. All local planning
authorities have a statutory duty to consult with the public on the
development of the local plan for the area, and the policies within it.


I trust the information provided satisfactorily answers your query.


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Yours sincerely



Tracy Douglas

Directorate Support Assistant

Regeneration, Property & Planning

Chief Executive’s Department

London Borough of Redbridge

12^th floor rear

Lynton House

255-259 High Road

Ilford, Essex IG1 1NN



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