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Local plan

Southwark's development plan

Our development plan is made up of: 

We are also preparing an Area Action Plan for Old Kent Road. Find out more about the Old Kent Road Area Action Plan.

What is the Local Plan?

The Local Plan is a set of documents that include our planning policies for Southwark. Our Local Plan is called the Southwark Plan 2022. The Plan includes:

  • 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 neighbourhoods

You can view the Southwark Plan 2022 policies on our Adopted Policies Map.

What has happened to the previous Local Plan?

The Southwark Plan 2022 has replaced the following documents:

  • Saved Southwark Plan (2007) 

  • Core Strategy (2011) 

  • Canada Water Area Action Plan (2015) 

  • Peckham and Nunhead Area Action Plan (2014)  

  • Aylesbury Area Action Plan (2010)  

You can still look at these documents on the Historic Plans page.

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Page last updated: 08 April 2022

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