Planning policy and guidance

Our planning policies provide the framework under which decisions on planning applications are made and help us to make sure development is suitable, sustainable and in the public interest.

Find out about

Article 4 Directions

Article 4 Directions limit works that you can carry out without planning permission

Authority monitoring reports

An annual review of development in Brent and how policies in our Local Plan are being met

Brent Local Plan 2019-2041

The new Brent Local Plan adopted in February 2022 will guide development across Brent for the next 20 years

The Brownfield site register

A list of previously developed land that is considered suitable for residential development

Community infrastructure Levy (CIL) and section 106

A charge that is set on new developments in the area

EIA screening and scoping opinions

Find out whether a proposal requires an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) before making a planning application

Flooding and flood risk

Find out the flood risk in your area, the possible source and who manages the risk

Neighbourhood planning

Find out how you can shape the development of your local area and what you need to do

Self-build and custom house building

A register for people or community groups who are interested in building their own home

Supplementary planning documents and guidance

These build upon and provide more detailed advice or guidance on policies in our adopted local plan