SPD by area

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) contain guidance that expands on the policies within our development plan. The detailed guidance shows how the council expects our planning policies to be addressed by planning applications; and how the policies will be implemented by the council when making decisions on planning applications. 

The guidance contained within SPDs is not formally part of the development plan and is given less weight when making planning decisions.

For more area-specific planning policy about the neighbourhoods in Southwark, see our Area Action Plans.

You can also find SPDs about planning topics, such as development viability or residential design standards.


You can find all our SPDs about specific regeneration areas, sites and neighbourhoods below.

Blackfriars Road SPD

This SPD provides guidance on the implementation of our adopted planning policies in the Blackfriars Road area (which is within the Bankside Borough, London Bridge Opportunity Area – see above).

You can find more information on the Blackfriars Road SPD here.

Dulwich SPD

This SPD sets out how the council’s planning policies will be implemented in Dulwich.

You can find more information on the Dulwich SPD here.

Elephant and Castle SPD/OAPF

This SPD is also an Opportunity Area Planning Framework, supported by the Mayor of London. This was produced to help guide development in one of Southwark’s major opportunity areas.

You can find more information on the Elephant and Castle SPD here.

Page last updated: 13 June 2019