Lee Valley Regional Park

Park Development Framework

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The Park Development Framework sets out the Park Authority’s aspirations for future development and management of the park.

There are a number of core documents that make up the Park Development Framework:

  • Vision, Aims and Principles - this document
  • Objectives and proposals, which will be produced in two complementary documents. These focus on:
    • Thematic proposals, setting out our proposals throughout the Park for each of our six aims - Visitors, Sport and Recreation, Biodiversity, Community, Landscape and Heritage, Environment.
    • Area specific plans, setting out our proposals for the Park on a more detailed location basis.

There is also a range of other documents that provide additional information to support the core documents identified above. For more information please refer to the Park Development Scheme www.leevalleypark.org.uk/parkframework


The Park Development Framework reflects our aspirations for the whole Park, and includes large areas of land over which we have no direct control. The framework documents therefore provide two functions: the strategic framework for our ongoing activities, and guidance for others involved in the development and management of land within the Park.


The Authority is not a planning authority but it has a range of powers and duties in relation to the statutory planning process. Section 14(1) of the Park Act requires the Authority to prepare a plan setting out proposals for the future management and development of the Regional Park. Riparian planning authorities are under a mandatory obligation to include those parts of the plan affecting their areas within their own relevant planning strategies and policies. The completed Park Development Framework will meet the requirements of Section 14 of the Park Act.


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