Area action plans

Old Kent Road AAP

Together with the Greater London Authority, we're preparing a new plan for the Old Kent Road and surrounding area. This follows the Mayor of London formally designating the Opportunity Area in the London Plan.

The council is intending to consult on a full ‘further preferred option’ draft of the plan in December 2017.

General information about the Old Kent Road Area Action Plan

The plan will guide and manage new development and growth in the area over the next 20 years.

The plan provides a vision and objectives as well as policies on:

  • a strategy for growth in jobs and businesses
  • locations for 20,000 new homes, including new council homes
  • a revitalised high street with shopping and town centre facilities
  • the design and heights of buildings and spaces
  • improvements for pedestrians and cyclists, including new links and making existing routes safer
  • public transport improvements, including an extension to the Bakerloo Line and two new underground stations
  • the infrastructure needed to support growth such as schools, open space and public realm, health and other community facilities

The Old Kent Road Area Action Plan will also be an Opportunity Area Planning Framework (OAPF), meaning it will be used by the Mayor of London to make planning decisions.

New and amended preferred option policies consultation

Following previous rounds of consultation (see below), between June and September 2017 the council  consulted on a set of new and amended policies for the preferred option stage of the Old Kent Road Area Action. This ‘interim’ consultation sets out:

  • new and amended planning policies including a new draft CAZ and town centre boundary, a new social regeneration policy, new and amended business and employment policies and amended environmental policies
  • new and amended site allocations

See the following documents for the documents which were consulted on:

You can view and download the supporting documents below:

June 2016 preferred option draft

The council consulted on the first draft of the plan between June and November 2016. Thank you to everyone who submitted comments. We're carefully considering all responses received and will use the feedback to inform the next draft of the plan.

We have prepared a summary of the key issues raised though the consultation (pdf, 414kb) undertaken between June and November 2016. We will be preparing a more thorough consultation report for publication alongside the next draft of the AAP later in 2017.

Supporting documents to the Old Kent Road AAP June 2016 preferred option

You can read supporting documents for the Old Kent Road AAP / OAPF June 2016 preferred option below:

Evidence base

We've published a series of studies and evidence base documents to support our approach to the regeneration of the Old Kent Road area in the plan. These include:

360 ariel photography

Interactive 360 degree aerial drone photography of the area is available to view using the following links:

Consultation and next steps

We’re preparing to consult on a ‘further preferred option’ of the Old Kent Road AAP towards the end of 2017.

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Page last updated: 27 October 2017