Small Sites in London


London Legacy Development Corporation

London Legacy Development Corporation is a Mayoral Development Corporation.

Facts & Figures

Planning Constraints

Planning Constraints Map

London Plan Small Sites Policy H2

Town Centre Boundaries

Green Belt

Conservation Area

TfL Station

Other Station

Green Belt & Open Land

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London Plan Targets

London Legacy Development Corporation's 10 year housing target in the currently adopted 2015 London Plan was 14,711. This was increased to to 21,610 in the 2018 draft replacement ("Examination in Public") version of the London Plan.

In the Intend to Publish version of the new London Plan, this target has been revised to 21,540; a reduction of 0.32%.

11 14,711 2015 Current London Plan
10 year housing target

12 21,610 2018 "Examination in Public" London Plan
10 year housing target

8 21,540 10-Year Housing Target, Publication London Plan December 2020
10 year housing target. (Table 4.1 in the "Publication London Plan December 2020" version)

31 0.32% Reduction in total housing targets
Comparison between ITP and EIP targets (percentage change)

46.90% Change in housing targets, 2015 London Plan to 2018 Examination in Public London Plan

5 -70 Total Change in Housing Targets
Difference between 2018 'Examination in Public' version of the London Plan and the 2019 'Publication London Plan December 2020' version.

Small Sites

In the 2018 draft replacement London Plan, London Legacy Development Corporation's housing target for small sites (below 0.25Ha) was 800—3.70% of its total requirement. In the Intend to Publish version of the plan this has been changed to 730 which is a reduction of 8.75%.

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33 800 2018 "Examination in Public" London Plan
10 year small sites housing target

34 730 10-Year Small Sites Housing Target, Publication London Plan December 2020
10 year small sites housing target. (Table 4.2 in the "Publication London Plan December 2020" version)

34 3.39% Publication London Plan December 2020
Percentage of homes to be delivered on small sites

29 8.75% Reduction in Small Sites targets
Comparison between ITP and EIP targets

-70 Reduction in Small Sites Targets
Total reduction in quantity of homes to be delivered on small sites between EIP and ITP versions of the plan

33 1,044 Historic Small Sites Housing Approvals (2010-2019)
Total net number of residential dwellings approved on small sites (<0.25ha) during period 2010-2019, based on date of approval. Note that these figures include duplicate applications for the same site.

31 150 Historic Small Sites Affordable Housing Approved (2010-2019)
Total net number of affordable residential dwellings approved on small sites (<0.25ha) during period 2010-2019, based on date of approval. Note that these figures include duplicate applications for the same site.

12 14.37% Affordable Dwellings as Percentage of Small Site Approvals (2010-2019)
Percentage of planning approvals for new dwellings on small sites (<0.25ha) defined as "affordable" during period 2010-2019 inclusive. Note that there may be duplicate applications for the same site on different dates.

23 0.70 Ratio of Small Sites Approvals to Publication London Plan December 2020 Small Sites Targets
Total small sites housing target in Publication London Plan December 2020 divided by the total number of approved dwellings on small sites (<0.25ha) during period 2010-2019 inclusive. Note that there may be duplicate applications for the same site on different dates.

34 47 Total Number of Planning Applications for Small Sites, 2010-2019
The total number of planning applications approved for small sites (<0.25ha) which include a net increase in residential dwellings. (Note that this the number of applications, not the number of homes approved within those applications).

32 14 Total Number of Planning Applications for Affordable Housing on Small Sites, 2010-2019
The total number of planning applications approved for small sites (<0.25ha) which include a net increase in affordable residential dwellings. (Note that this the number of applications, not the number of homes approved within those applications).

32 843 Total Completed Small Sites Housing Developments 2010-2019
Total number of homes on small sites (<0.25ha) consented within period 2010-2019 inclusive, which have also been shown as completed within the London Development Database.

31 112 Total Completed Small Sites Affordable Housing Developments 2010-2019
Total number of affordable homes within small sites (<0.25ha) consented within period 2010-2019 inclusive, which have also been shown as completed within the London Development Database.

2 80.75% Percentage of Completed Homes on Small Sites Consented 2010-2019
The percentage of homes on small sites (<0.25ha) which have been completed compared to those consented in the period 2010-2019, according to the London Development Database. Note that the total number of consented homes might include multiple approvals for the same site: the completed schemes, presumably, do not. Note also the likely under-reporting of this figure, as applications consented within recent years may not have been completed and therefore would not be included within these figures.

8 1.15 Ratio of Historic Housing Completions on Small Sites Compared to Publication London Plan December 2020 Housing Target
This figure shows the total number of completed small sites housing units which have been consented in the ten-year period 2010-2019 divided by the new London Plan (Publication London Plan December 2020) small sites housing target (Policy H2). Those boroughs which exceed 1.0 have delivered more homes on small sites the last 10 years than they are required to do under the new targets.

Housing Delivery Test

London Legacy Development Corporation's required number of new homes between 2016 and 2020 was 4,288. In this period it actually delivered 4,198 new homes, resulting in a Housing Delivery Test measurement of 98%.

2020 Results

None

Action Plan

Buffer

Presumption in Favour of Sustainable Development

2019 Results

None

Action Plan

Buffer

Presumption in Favour of Sustainable Development

2018 Results

None

Action Plan

Buffer

Presumption in Favour of Sustainable Development

Note that the above maps exclude both Mayoral Development Corporations for clarity. See the ranking tables below for the performance of these entities.

14 98.00% NPPF Housing Delivery Test 2020: Score
Percentage of homes delivered compared to number required, for period 2016-20 inclusive, as described by NPPF Housing Delivery Test (note that the 'consequence' of the result is based on a figure rounded to the nearest whole number, so a score of, say, 94.7% will result in no consequence. For the purposes of this table, figures have been rounded accordingly, even though they are expressed to two decimal places.)

10 4,288 NPPF Housing Delivery Test 2020: Number Required
Total number of new homes required in period 2015-2020, as defined by the government's 2020 Housing Delivery Test measurements

3 42.56% Change in Housing Delivery Test Results 2019 to 2020
Percentage change in results between 2019 - 2020

11 4,198 NPPF Housing Delivery Test 2020: Number Achieved
Total number of new homes achieved in period 2015-2020, as defined by the government's 2020 Housing Delivery Test measurements

98 NPPF Housing Delivery Test 2020: Score
Percentage of homes delivered compared to target

199.07% Comparison of 2020 Housing Delivery Test (required) / London Plan Housing Targets (Publication London Plan December 2020)
Percentage of homes required to be delivered under the 2020 Housing Delivery Test (six year period, from 2015-2020 inclusive) compared to the Publication London Plan December 2020 version of the London Plan (annualised figures for four year period).

Housing Targets - Standard Method

Planning Policy

15 21 July 2015 Local Plan - Date of Adoption
Date of current (or at least, most recent) Local Plan adoption, based on Planning Inspectorate information. See source for date

72 Months since Local Plan adoption
Number of months that have elapsed since the LPA's Local Plan was adopted

Planning Appeals

34 3 Planning Appeals Decided - 2018-2019
Total number of planning appeals decided between April 2018 and March 2019

32 3 Planning Appeals Allowed - 2018-2019
Total number of planning appeals allowed between April 2018 and March 2019

1 100.00% Percentage of Planning Appeals Allowed
Percentage of planning appeals allowed in period April 2018 to March 2019

House Prices

Housing Stock

Vacant Dwellings

Brownfield Land

7 Area of Brownfield Land
Total area of brownfield land, in hectares, based on CPRE data

Golf Courses

Homelessness

Demographics

Car Ownership

Coronavirus

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Air Quality