New Southwark Plan - Area Visions and Site Allocations

Closed 7 Jul 2017

Opened 6 Feb 2017


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We received a significant number of responses to the consultation which closed on 28 April and we are grateful to all who took the time to consider the proposals and respond. Following the consultation end date we have received requests for a extension to the consultation period to enable some consultees to consider proposals in more detail and to prepare a response. We are very keen to consider all views and as such we are extending the consultation for a further six weeks from 19 May to 7 July. We will be unable to accept any responses provided after the 7 July 2017.

IMPORTANT: If you have already submitted a response to the consultation we will take this into account. You do not need to re-submit your response unless you wish to make any changes

We are consulting on Part 2 of the New Southwark Preferred Option: Area Visions and Site Allocations. This follows consultation on the New Southwark Plan Preferred Option Part 1 (Strategic and Development Management Policies) between October 2015 and February 2016. When finalised and adopted, the New Southwark Plan will be the borough-wide planning and regeneration strategy up to 2033.

Area Visions

Area Visions provide the strategic vision for the future of Southwark’s distinct places and neighbourhoods. They set out key infrastructure enhancements, opportunities for public realm and transport improvements and growth opportunities for new homes and jobs. Area Visions also identify the prevailing character of different places to be renewed, retained or enhanced. Development proposals should be formulated in the context of the relevant Area Vision and should demonstrate how they contribute towards realising the strategic vision for that area.

We are consulting on Area Visions for:

  • Bankside and The Borough
  • Bermondsey
  • Blackfriars Road
  • Camberwell
  • Dulwich
  • East Dulwich
  • Elephant and Castle
  • Herne Hill and North Dulwich
  • London Bridge
  • Nunhead
  • Old Kent Road
  • Peckham
  • Rotherhithe
  • Walworth

Site allocations

Site Allocations are planning policies which apply to key potential development sites. Site Allocations set out the land uses that must be provided as part of any redevelopment alongside other acceptable land uses that may be provided in addition to the required land uses. For example, Site Allocations may specify that development must provide new public open space, new public access routes, and new health or education facilities.

Note on Old Kent Road Area Vision

The detailed Area Vision for the Old Kent Road is being prepared separately through an Area Action Plan (AAP). The Area Vision contained in this New Southwark Plan consultation is based on the vision and detailed proposals presented in the AAP Preferred Option Version which was consulted on from June to November 2016. The Council will consider all consultation responses which were received in this previous stage of consultation in preparing an updated vision. As such, it is not necessary to resubmit any comments which have been made in respect of the Old Kent Road AAP Preferred Option consultation.

What happens next?

Following consultation on the New Southwark Plan Preferred Option for Area Visions and Site Allocations, we will carefully consider all the feedback received. We will then make any required amendments to the plan and publish and consult on the Proposed Submission Version. This version will include all sections of the draft plan and will be published toward the end of 2017. Following the proposed submission version consultation, we will submit the draft plan to the Secretary of State for a public examination.


  • Camberwell Green
  • Chaucer
  • Faraday
  • Newington
  • Peckham
  • Peckham Rye
  • Rotherhithe
  • South Bermondsey
  • Surrey Docks


  • Anyone from any background


  • All Interests