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Character studies

You can find our studies, strategies and evidence base documents, that we've created to support our design, heritage and urban character policies, in our development plan and the related supplementary planning documents (SPDs).

You can view our characterisation studies and other important documents on this page.

Camberwell Area Character Study Consultation

We are consulting on the Area Character Study that has been created for the Camberwell Area. This is an opportunity to tell us your views on the different areas in Camberwell.

Submit your views via Commonplace 

The consultation will open on Tuesday 11 October and will run until Wednesday 18 January.

View the consultation draft of the Camberwell Area Character Study below:

Why your views matter

It is important that changes respond to the character of an area and the desires of local people. We want the Camberwell Area Character Study to represent the views of those who live, work in and visit Camberwell. We want to know what you like about your neighbourhood and about anything that you would like to be different. These views will inform the priorities and guidance for any future changes in the area.

What happens next

Responses will be collated by the Design Policy team at the council. These will be used to update the Camberwell Area Character Study. They will inform the strategic priorities for the area. They will act as guidance on future policy and development management.

Previous Studies

Characterisation studies

Our characterisation studies seek to establish and evaluate the current character of areas undergoing regeneration. They help to set out opportunities to preserve and enhance the unique character of Southwark’s neighbourhoods.

Studies have been prepared to support the adopted and emerging draft planning policies and guidance for:

Heritage studies

English Heritage (now known as Historic England) carried out a comprehensive survey of heritage assets within the Old Kent Road area, which was originally published in 2009. We've used this survey to inform our approach to the regeneration within the Old Kent Road opportunity area in the draft Old Kent Road area action plan/opportunity area planning framework. You can view and download the study below:


Page last updated: 01 November 2022

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