As part of the Open Office series at the Architecture Foundation, we examined the implications for the public of the 2011 Localism Act in England – a political policy which aims to empower local communities in matters of urbanism, but has had limited effect due to the confusing nature of planning policy.
I spent one week working with a team of talented architects dissecting Croydon's 260 page Local Development Framework document. It's a wordy document that ensures only the most determined of residents would attempt to read it from cover to cover.
We set ourselves a goal to reduce the document from 260 pages to a mere 13 pages, and still give the reader enough clear information to understand Croydon's vision for the next 20 years, but in a clear and concise manner.
We then transferred these 13 pages of information into an online web tool that could be used to compare and contrast all eight part's of what we now call: The Croydon Plan.
Produced in collaboration with We Made That, an architecture and design studio based in Hackney, London.