Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs)

Proposals for new development are expected to follow the guidance and information given in the Council’s supplementary planning documents, including borough wide policies and site specific guidance. Council officers must consider these documents when making a relevant planning decision.

Email spandgteam@bexley.gov.uk for printed copies of these documents. Please note a charge may apply for some documents.

The Erith Western Gateway Development Framework Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) (adopted 5 January 2012) guides prospective partners on acceptable uses and design expectations. 

The Hill View Development Proposals document (adopted 22 June 2009) sets out development proposals for the Council's former office site at Hill View in Welling. 

The Howbury Regeneration Brief (adopted 23 July 2008) sets out development proposals for the former Council-owned site in Slade Green.

The Manor Road (North West) Site F Planning Brief (adopted in 1996) provides guidance for potential redevelopment of sites on Manor Road in Erith. 

The Pirelli Plus Planning Brief (adopted in 2005) sets out guidance for redevelopment of the former Pirelli site in Belvedere.

The Thamesmead and Abbey Wood SPD (adopted 31 December 2009) outlines key principles to guide development in Thamesmead and Abbey Wood providing guidance on a number of opportunity areas.

The Upper College Farm and Mill Meadows Planning Brief (adopted in 1984) provides guidance on the planning requirements and preferred land uses for two sites south of Bexley Village.

In response to growing issues around small Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in the borough, the Council has made a borough-wide non-immediate Article 4 Direction under Article 4(1) of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015, as amended.

The Article 4 Direction will come into force on 24 September 2017, subject to confirmation by the Council. Once the Article 4 Direction is in force, planning permission will be needed for change of use from Class C3 (dwellinghouse) to Class C4 (house in multiple occupation). The Council has undertaken consultation on the Direction and is considering the responses received.

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