Environment and sustainability

Open space and biodiversity

The following background papers, studies and documents support our approach to open and green spaces and sites of importance for nature conservation (SINCs) in our policies in our development plan.

Southwark open space strategy

The open space strategy sets out a vision and objectives for the borough and identifies key needs and priorities for the different types of open space. The strategy also sets standards of open space for each type of open space and highlights the key priorities for investment and improvement.

The strategy is accompanied by an evidence base document which sets out how the strategy has been developed based on the local needs and existing provision of open space in Southwark.

Background papers

The following background papers provide a rationale for our adopted and emerging planning polices and guidance for (SINCs) and open and green space designations:

Page last updated: 16 October 2019