Planning strategies

Growth Strategy

The Council has adopted 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 skills.

The document is available to download, Bexley Growth Strategy (PDF)*

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Please email spandgteam@bexley.gov.uk with any queries.

Connected Communities Strategy

The Council adopted the Connected Communities Strategy in July 2019. It sets out how we will work with local people who want to take positive action to support the people and places that they care about. It outlines the London Borough of Bexley’s plans for supporting and investing in community development up to 2023.

It is well-connected communities that play a critical role in delivering on a number of council priorities including managing growth that benefits all, preventing people and families from reaching crisis, supporting residents to live well, for longer and, by doing all this, also helping us meet the budgetary challenge that we face.

Read the Connected Communities Strategy 2019 to 2023 (PDF)*

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Please email communitypartnerships@bexley.gov.uk with any queries.

Bexley Town Centre Strategy

The Town Centres Strategy was adopted by the Council in July 2019. It sets out how Bexley’s town centres can continue to successfully meet the needs of local people, visitors and businesses. The Strategy provides a framework for the development and management of Bexley’s town centres over the next five years, to help guide the activity of the Council and its key partners in enhancing their vibrancy and economic success. It is focused on the five larger town centres: Bexleyheath, Crayford, Erith, Sidcup and Welling. These are home to the most jobs and are also the most vulnerable to trends involving national retailers. The key themes for action included in the Strategy are:

  • Supporting businesses and encouraging inward investment
  • Facilitating adaptation to the digital economy
  • Building a more diverse and safe evening and night-time economy
  • Marketing our town centres as unique places
  • Enhancing public realm and place-making
  • Diversifying the retail and leisure offer
  • Enhancing accessibility and wayfinding
  • Encouraging more quality events, markets and meanwhile uses

Read the Bexley Town Centres Strategy 2019 to 2024 (PDF).

For more information on the Strategy and how it is being implemented please contact towncentres@bexley.gov.uk

Learning, Skills and Employment Strategy

The Council adopted the Learning, Skills and Employment Strategy in April 2019.

Bexley’s Learning, Skills and Employment Board want Bexley to be a place where the people who live, work and run businesses here have the chance to succeed.

We will help Bexley residents to achieve good education outcomes, complete apprenticeships, find work and have positive futures where they can live well. We will work with local businesses to help them find and train people so that their skills and job needs are met, and find out what they will need in the future so people can get the qualifications and skills required.

This document sets out the Council’s education and employment aspirations for the next five years, along with plans to achieve them.

Read the Learning, Skills and Employment Strategy 2019 to 2023 (PDF)*

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For more information on the Strategy and how it is being implemented please contact skills@bexley.gov.uk

Environmental Sustainability Strategy

Bexley adopted an Environmental Sustainability Strategy in 2011. It addresses environmental sustainability across a number of themes:

  • adaptation to and mitigation of climate change
  • energy management, including carbon reduction
  • water supply and quality
  • sustainable transport
  • the built environment, including housing
  • the natural environment
  • waste minimisation and management
  • environmental quality, pollution and crime

It supports the Sustainable Community Strategy and will also influence other policies and actions of the Council which impact upon environmental sustainability.

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