Draft Old Kent Road Area Action Plan (December 2020)

Closed 10 May 2021

Opened 11 Jan 2021


The Old Kent Road Area Action Plan (AAP) is an innovative plan for regeneration and development in the Old Kent Road Opportunity Area.

The plan sets out an ambitious growth strategy for Old Kent Road and the surrounding area which was designated as an opportunity area by the London Plan in 2015. Over the next 20 years the opportunity area will be transformed, including the provision of new underground stations as part of the Bakerloo Line Extension, 20,000 new homes, including 7,000 affordable homes (including 5,000 social rented homes) and 10,000 additional jobs. The AAP embeds the council’s commitment to ensure that the plan has a people focus to put local residents, communities and others at the heart of the regeneration.

The AAP is planned to be family friendly, with a strong commitment to improving the area for families and young people. It contains a strong commitment to tackling the climate emergency including achieving a net carbon zero AAP by 2030. Old Kent Road itself will be improved with a strategy for healthy streets, including safer crossing points, segregated bus lanes and cycle lanes and more tree planting.

The plan proposes a new masterplan for 18 key strategic development sites in five distinct sub areas. The plan is designed to integrate new and existing communities to deliver facilities, services, open spaces, housing, and employment that all local residents can benefit from.

Since we consulted on the draft Old Kent Road AAP in December 2017, we have approved close to 9,000 additional homes. We have 7 schemes and 640 homes on site at the moment, and approximately 160 homes completed.

However there is still scope to influence and direct development, so we welcome your comments on the latest draft AAP.

A map of all the consented schemes to date is available here.

The OKR AAP has been through a number of consultations, and the current version of the plan is the December 2020 draft. Consultation on this version will commence on 11th January and close on 10th May 2021.

Further information can be found at https://oldkentroad.org.uk/

If you have any questions on this draft, please contact planningpolicy@southwark.gov.uk.

We are also consulting on five new conservation areas in the Old Kent Road Opportunity Area. For more information and to comment on the proposals, please visit the pages below:

1.Kentish Drovers and Bird in Bush Conservation Area

2. Mission Conservation Area

3. Thomas A'Becket and High Street Conservation Area

4. Livesey Conservation Area

4. Yates Estate and Victory Conservation Area


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