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River corridors improvement plan SPD

Read the SPD for the river corridors.
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Planning services have introduced new charges for withdrawing planning applications that have not been validated. These charges are to recover administrative costs. The charge for Non-Major applications is £41.67 (£50 including VAT) and for Major applications, it is £125 (£150 including VAT).

The River corridors improvement plan supplementary planning document provides detailed planning policy guidance for all rivers within the borough.

The Lewisham River corridors improvement plan (RCIP) has been prepared in partnership with the Environment Agency.

The purpose of the RCIP is to ensure that all works along the river corridors
are of a high quality and guided by the protection and enhancement of local amenity. A balance is sought between the interests of environmental protection and enhancement, flood risk, housing supply and economic growth. 

The RCIP builds on the existing Ravensbourne RCIP which looks at one section of the Ravensbourne River, from Catford to the River Thames at Deptford, and identifies how development and local initiatives can enhance its quality.

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