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Planning policy

Find out how we are making sure development and change in land use is suitable, sustainable and in the public interest.

How we make planning decisions

Find out what policies we use to make planning decisions.

Local Development Framework

Planning documents that collectively deliver our planning strategy and policies.

A new local plan for Lewisham

The new local plan will set out a long term strategy for the next 20 years, from 2020 to 2040.

Unitary Development Plan

See the the Unitary Development Plan, which used to form part of our development plan. 

Thames Tideway Tunnel project

Information about Thames Water's scheme to upgrade London's sewerage system.

Self-build and custom-build homes

Register your interest in building self-build or custom-build houses.

Brownfield land register

See our brownfield land register, which lists previously developed sites in the borough that are suitable for housing development.

Accommodating the Bakerloo line extension (Direction of Travel document)

Information for developers about our support for the Bakerloo line extension and our intentions for growth opportunities in the borough.

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Article 4 (1) direction on small HMOs

We are proposing to withdraw permitted development rights from certain HMOs.