Contact the Planning and Building Control teams

Planning general enquiries

If you have a general enquiry about a planning process or the way we work, you can:

If your enquiry is about a planning application, you should contact the case officer if known.

For more information, visit the Planning FAQs webpage.

Contact a planning officer

You can download a full list of contact details for planning officers at Southwark Council (xlsx, 24kb).  

Local Land Charges

If you need information about buying, selling or leasing homes, other property or land within Southwark, you can:

For more information, visit the Local Land Charges webpage.  

Design and Conservation

If you have a question or comment about conservation areas or listed buildings, or other protected heritage assets, you can:

If you have a question or comment about transport guidance or monitoring, you can:

For more information, visit the Design and conservation webpage.

Planning Compliance and Monitoring

If you have a question or comment about how we investigate a planning breach you can:

Report a planning breach online

To help us provide a quick response, include this information in your email:

  1. The address where you think there has been a planning breach
  2. Details of the breach
  3. Your full contact details

We will not investigate anonymous complaints. Your details will be kept confidential in accordance with the council’s data protection policies.

For more information, visit the Planning Enforcement webpage.  

Section 106 and CIL

If you have a question about Section 106 or CIL planning obligations you can:

To help us provide a quick response, include this information in your email:

  1. Application case reference
  2. Site address
  3. CIL liability notice reference
  4. Section 106 reference
  5. Local authority search reference

For more information, visit the Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy webpage.

Planning Policy  

If you have a question or comment about a planning policy or document, or are responding to consultation on a planning document, you can:

We aim to reply to all emails within 5 working days.

You should not use this email address for questions about planning applications. Contact our general enquiries email address or the case officer. 

For more information, visit the Planning Policy and Southwark Plan 2022 web pages.

Building Control general enquiries

If you have a question regarding building regulations approval or the building control process, you can:

To help us provide a quick response, include this information in your email:

  1. Application case reference
  2. Site address

For more information, visit the Building Control webpage.  

Contact Planning and Building Control by post

You can contact all teams in the Planning and Growth Department by post at the address below:

Planning and Growth Department

5th Floor Hub 2
Southwark Council
PO BOX 64529
London SE1P 5LX

Page last updated: 26 October 2023

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