Advice and information on planning
Our planning pages include extensive information on planning, and links to many other online resources.
Our planning applications pages provide advice on checking whether you need permission, how to submit applications, obtaining copies of application forms and information on how the planning application process works.
The planning policy pages provide links to our main policy documents and we have detailed planning guidance on common planning projects on our supplementary planning documents section.
Many common queries have been listed and answered on the frequently asked questions page.
Verbal and written planning application advice
If you are considering submitting an application to us you may wish to ask us for advice on your proposed developments before proceeding. We offer written and verbal advice through our duty planner and pre-application services.
Current planning application information
Information about current applications, including copies of the plans and other documents can be viewed online through the planning applications database or at local libraries throughout the borough. For more information see our current planning applications page.
We have files on past planning applications submitted in the borough. Some files date back to the 1940’s however most of our files date from the 1960’s onward. To find out how to access this information and what is available online please see our historic planning application information page.
Copies of decision notices
You can find the majority of planning application decision notices through our online planning applications database, which has records of all applications from 1986 onwards including copies of the great majority decision notices issued. For further information on obtaining decision notices please see our copies of decision notices page.
Copies of Planning Policy documents
Our planning policy documents are published on our website and can be found through our planning policy pages.
Paper copies of planning documents and reports, including the Local Development Framework Core Strategy, Unitary Development Plan and related documents are available at a cost. Please send a cheque, payable to London Borough of Lambeth, to the address above.
Site location maps for planning applications
We do not provide site location / Ordnance Survey extract anylonger, please use one of the providers below:
- Planning Portal - Buy a Plan
- National Map Centre
22-24 Caxton Street
London SW1H 0QU
Tel: 020 7222 2466
12-14 Long Acre
London WC2E 9LP
Tel: 020 7836 1321