Local plan

New Southwark Plan

General information about the New Southwark Plan

The NSP will be a new borough-wide planning and regeneration strategy up to 2033. Once finalised and adopted, it will replace current local plan, comprised of the saved Southwark Plan policies and the Core Strategy.

Consultation update: The formal consultation on the proposed submission version of the New Southwark Plan concluded on 27 February 2018. Amendments to some policies in the Proposed Submission version will be considered by Cabinet on 22 January 2019. All the documents under consideration can be viewed here. The changes will then be considered by Council Assembly on 27 March 2019. Formal consultation will then take place until 17 May 2019. Comments can be made on the Consultation Hub only. This will be available following the Cabinet meeting next week.

Download the plan:

New Southwark Plan: Proposed Submission Version (pdf, 28.2mb)

Download the annexes and the supporting documents for the plan below.

The proposed submission version of the NSP contains:

  • area visions - setting out the aspirations of the borough’s distinctive neighbourhoods
  • sites allocated for development across the borough with requirements on how they should be developed
  • planning policies for making decisions on planning applications and development proposals

What stage are we at now:

Consultation on the New Southwark Plan: Proposed Submission Version (pdf, 28.2mb) closed on 27 February 2018.

Consultation on the plan was approved by cabinet on 31 October 2017. You can download the cabinet report here (pdf, 267kb) and the addendum to the cabinet report here (pdf, 73kb).

The decision to launch formal consultation was made by the council at Council Assembly on 29 November 2017.


You can find out more information about the consultation here.

The cabinet report’s other appendices includes the plan’s supporting documents. You can find these in the list below.

Download the plan and annexes:

New Southwark Plan: Proposed Submission Version (pdf, 28.2mb)

Download the following supporting documents to the plan:

  • Consultation plan (pdf, 242kb) (appendix B to the council assembly report):
    how we will consult on the new draft of the plan
  • Consultation report (pdf, 3.5mb) (appendix C to the council assembly report):
    how we have consulted on the plan so far and what you said
  • Integrated Impact Assessment of the plan (pdf, 3.7mb) (appendix D to the council assembly report) which includes:
    • Sustainability Assessment
    • Equalities Assessment
    • Health Impact Assessment
  • Habitats Regulations Assessment (pdf, 360kb) (appendix E to the council assembly report)

Download the New Southwark Plan supporting evidence

Proposed planning policies map

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The following documents clearly identify all changes to the adopted planning policies map through the proposed planning policies map above:

Next stages of consultation

After the Proposed Submission Version consultation, we'll submit the draft plan and all the comments received to the Secretary of State for a public examination.

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Page last updated: 15 January 2019