The Local Development Scheme

This page contains information on the performance and development of Harrow's Local Plan. It includes the most recent Authority's Monitoring Report, local development scheme, and the Statement of Community Involvement.


Monitoring is a vital component of a successful Local Plan. Where monitoring reveals that desired outcomes are not being achieved, or unintended consequences are occurring, this may trigger a review of implementation, or a policy review, or necessitate some other intervention.

Harrow's first Authority Monitoring Report (AMR) was produced in December 2005. The twelfth AMR, covering the period from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016, seeks to build upon the findings of previous reports. See the Authority's Monitoring Report 2015/16.

For monitoring of Prior Approval Office to Residential Applications see our Office to Residential Monitoring Report (April 2019)

Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

Harrow has adopted an SCI which sets out how we will consult and involve the community in preparing planning policy documents and in deciding planning applications.

See the SCI (Adopted March 2013).

Local Development Scheme (LDS)

The LDS is a timetable that details when Local Plan documents will be produced. To keep the LDS up to date with national and regional planning policy changes, the council periodically amends the LDS.

See the current LDS (May 2018).

Please note that the timeframes outlined in the LDS (May 2018) have slipped by approximately 12 months, due in part to the longer than expected draft London Plan Examination in Public (EIP).

It is envisaged that initial broad-level issues and options consultation will occur in late 2019 / early 2020.

Planning policy

Advice on planning policy matters relating to the West London SFRA

Address: Civic Centre
4th Floor
Station Road

Telephone: 020 8736 6082