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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.
We have made some changes to our planning service

Read more about the changes we have made to our service.

Bakerloo Line Extension (BLE) safeguarding

On 1 March 2021 the Secretary of State for Transport gave safeguarding directions (Directions) for the Bakerloo Line Extension (BLE).

How we make planning decisions

Find out what policies we use to make planning decisions.

Adopted local plan

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.

Neighbourhood plans

Find out about plans led by the community, as opposed to us or the Government.

Community infrastructure levy

Find out about the community infrastructure levy.

Neighbourhood community infrastructure levy funding

Find out how to develop your local area using the NCIL community funding programme.

Brownfield land register

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

Self-build and custom-build homes

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

Unitary Development Plan

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

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.

Thames Tideway Tunnel project

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

Other documents

The council will no longer continue with the preparation of these local plan documents.

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Article 4 (1) direction on small HMOs

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