Local plan

Brent's Local Plan is a collection of planning documents that, in conjunction with national planning policy and the Mayor's London Plan, sets out our strategy for future development in Brent. Our Local Plan comprises of the following documents.

Statement of Community Involvement

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) explains how we will involve local communities and other interested parties when we prepare our planning policies and supporting guidance, review the Community Infrastructure Levy and determine planning applications. It also sets out how neighbourhood forums and those submitting planning applications will need to undertake wider engagement to support their plans.

This document has been revised to take into account the effects of Covid-19 pandemic on public consultations. The engagement methods will need to conform with relevant government guidelines at the time.

The revised SCI has commentary relevant to Covid-19 and subsequent consultation methods which have been identified in red. .

Local Development Scheme

The Local development scheme (LDS) sets the timetable and programme for the production of planning policy documentation. It explains the current planning policy documents for the borough. In addition, it also outlines local development documents that will be updated and others that will supplement the borough’s Local Plan for the next three years. The LDS is revised as the Local Authority considers appropriate.

The revised document lists a full account of Brent’s planning policy work priorities.

It also identifies the timetable for any neighbourhood plans that are proposed. 

Interactive Policies map

The policies map is an interactive map with a link to the local plan policies.

Core strategy

The core strategy sets out the vision, objectives, key policies and monitoring framework for future development in Brent.

The government has introduced further reforms to the planning system through the Deregulation Bill 2015. Read the implications on our existing policies.

Development Management Policies

The Development Management Policies set out detailed policies which are used to determine planning applications for development in the borough.

Site Specific Allocations

The Site Specific Allocations allocates sites for specific land uses and sets out policies to guide their development. For Wembley please refer to Site Allocations in the Wembley Area Action Plan.


Harlesden Neighbourhood Plan

The Harlesden Neighbourhood Plan has been produced by Harlesden Neighbourhood Forum to guide development within the Harlesden Neighbourhood Area, which is located within Brent, Ealing and Hammersmith & Fulham. 


The Wembley Area Action Plan

The Wembley Area Action Plan is important in determining how Wembley develops over the next 15 years.

The plan builds on the council’s vision to develop Wembley as a destination which will help drive the economic regeneration of Brent, and further promote its cultural and leisure offer attracting visitors throughout the day and evening. It includes key planning objectives and policies and provides guidance for the development of over 30 sites in the Wembley area.

Our aim, reflected in the plan, is to provide new homes, jobs and shopping and leisure facilities, whilst ensuring that important infrastructure and services, such as transport improvements and new schools, are delivered to meet the needs of local people. We adopted the Wembley Area Action Plan at the Full Council Meeting on 19 January 2015.

Sudbury Town Neighbourhood Plan

The Sudbury Town Neighbourhood Plan sets out detailed policies to guides development within the Sudbury Neighbourhood Area.


West London Waste Plan

The six West London Boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow and Richmond upon Thames and the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation have formally adopted the West London Waste Plan.

The Plan is important to set out a strategy and policies for the sustainable management of all waste produced within the Plan area for the period up to 2031.

For further information, please visit the website www.wlwp.net.

Planning guidance

Guidance provides advice and information on how we will apply our planning policies. Guidance includes supplementary planning guides, supplementary planning documents and design guides for conservation areas.



The Council has commenced the review of its Local Plan, further details can be found here.