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Planning Strategy

What can be built, where, and how buildings are used has to meet the long term public interest.

Planning policy

The statutory Development Plan for the London Borough of Bexley comprises:

  • The London Plan, The Mayor of London's Spatial Development Strategy for Greater London
  • Bexley's Unitary Development Plan (UDP)
  • Local development documents (LDDs) forming the Local Development Framework (LDF)
  • Procedural documents

    There are a number of procedural documents the Council produces that relate to its planning documents.

  • The London Plan

    To organise an economic, environmental, transport and social framework for the development of the Capital to 2036.

  • Unitary Development Plan

    Please read the below information before accessing the Unitary Development Plan or its associated Proposals Map.

  • Local Development Framework

    The new planning system changes the focus to spatial planning.

  • Core Strategy

    The London Borough of Bexley formally adopted its Core Strategy on 22nd February 2012.

  • Bexley Detailed Policies and Sites Local Plan

    A detailed policies and sites local plan is being prepared.

  • Supplementary and other planning documents

    These documents are material considerations when assessing planning applications and development proposals in Bexley. This means that they have to be considered when making a relevant planning decision.

  • Sustainability

    Sustainability is about improving the present quality of life for the borough while considering the future implications of resource-use and energy-efficiency.

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