A new Local Plan for Bexley

Aerial photo of Bexley looking east along the Thames

The Bexley Local Plan was formally adopted at last week’s (26 April) full Council meeting.

The Local Plan sets out planning policies and proposals for where new development might be, covering all of the borough.

It is essential to the delivery of the Council’s other key plans and strategies, including the Bexley Plan, the Growth Strategy and the Connected Communities Strategy.

The plan also helps to ensure the timely delivery of essential infrastructure and services to support proposed growth in housing and employment. It positively plans for sustainable development in the borough including measures to address climate change.

Cabinet Member for Growth, Cllr Cafer Munur said:

Our new local plan shows how it is possible to have good growth while protecting the borough’s most valued characteristics. It also illustrates how we have a clear role to play in climate change mitigation, as well as how we can meet our housing targets in a sustainable way. The Local Plan will shape land use and how our borough could look in the future.

I’d like to thank the officers and Members involved for all the hard work and commitment they have shown to get this fantastic project over the line, as well as everyone who took the time to take part in public consultation along the way.”

The Council is required by legislation to review its Local Plan every five years.

The plan is available to read on our Development Plan page or at the Civic Offices. Hard copies will shortly be available at any of the Council’s libraries.