Crayford Strategy and Action Plan
Crayford is a town with a strong civic pride and local history where people care deeply about the future, about its changing character, the mix of town centre uses, and traffic problems.
Crayford has a strong economic base, good accessibility by road and rail and experiences a strong demand for development of commercial and residential uses. The future lies in the ability of the local people, businesses, developers and the Council to work together in a partnership towards a vision which realises the economic and environmental potential of the town in a way that secures beneficial improvements. To achieve this we will draw on the combined resources of the private, public and community sectors to create a Crayford that is prosperous, pleasing to be in and to move around, a pleasant place to work and to shop, to enjoy leisure time and where the needs of its users are best met.
The Crayford Strategy and Action Plan has been produced following extensive consultation, to provide the development proposals and projects that will promote the environmental, cultural and economic improvements to regenerate Crayford. As part of the implementation of Crayford Strategy and Action Plan, a Residential Design Code and a Design and Identity Guide have also been published. The Residential Design Code sets out Bexley's aspirations for the design of new housing in Crayford Town Centre. The aim of the Code is to encourage good contextual design, both traditional and contemporary, taking Crayford's architectural and industrial legacy into consideration. In addition, the Council commissioned the Civic Trust to conduct a study to help establish a place-specific identity for Crayford in the form of a Design and Identity Guide. The aim of the guide is to build upon one of the principal objectives of the Strategy and Action Plan, to create an identity and sense of place for Crayford Town Centre.
Copies of the Crayford Strategy and Action Plan, Crayford Design and Identity Guide and Crayford Residential Design Code are available to download below or paper copies can be viewed at local libraries or purchased from the LDF team (contact details to the right).
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