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Local plan

The local plan is a set of borough-wide planning policy documents that contain:

  • the regeneration strategy for the borough
  • policies that are used to make decisions on planning applications
  • key development sites with land use and urban design requirements
  • visions for the each of the borough’s unique neighbourhoods

The Local Plan is part of our wider development plan, which also includes our Area Action Plans, Adopted Policies Map, adopted neighbourhood plans and the London Plan.

Current local plan

The current local plan is made of Saved Southwark Plan (2007) (pdf, 1.5mb) and Core Strategy (2011). They are going to be superseded by New Southwark Plan (2020) once it is finalised and adopted.

See the following chapters for the currently adopted and the emerging local plan Development Plan Documents (DPDs).

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Page last updated: 30 June 2020

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