The Council is developing a Growth Strategy which will help Bexley meet the need for new homes and jobs. It will ensure growth is managed carefully to benefit local people. It will also bring benefits to transport connectivity, economic prosperity and the skills agenda.

The new strategy will be the first step in updating the Council’s Local Plan documents. Consultation took place in 2014 on the Council's emerging vision for growth (PDF, 748KB) and proposed a number of key principles for growth. 

We are consulting on our draft Growth Strategy from Thursday 18 May to Friday 14 July 2017. 

Read the draft Growth Strategy (PDF, 8MB).

Read the draft Growth Strategy Summary (PDF, 5MB).

Please give your views on the Strategy.

We are also holding a series of events throughout the borough (PDF, 590KB).

Read Council invites views on its Draft Growth Strategy.

The Council and the Mayor of London have published a document about the borough's vision. The Direction of Travel document (PDF, 4MB) explains the process and how it will affect development in the short term.

The Council is working with a range of partners to campaign for Crossrail 1 to be extended across the north of the borough to Ebbsfleet near Gravesend to support growth and regeneration.

Read about the case for extending Crossrail 1 (PDF, 1MB).

Please email with any queries.