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.

Please email spandgteam@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 2019-2024 (PDF, 5MB)

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