Planning - policy
Our development plan is made up of our Core Strategy, the policies in our Saved UDP, and the Mayor’s London Plan. These policies are the basis on which all applications for planning permission will be decided.
Following the publication of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), Planning Policy for Traveller Sites and the Town and Country Planning Regulations we will be updating parts of our planning policy to provide a new up-to-date Local Plan.
Preparation of the new Local Plan will involve a review of parts of the Core Strategy and include detailed development management policies and site allocations.
A review of policy approach is identified for a small number of areas of policy, including affordable housing, student housing, employment land (subject to an employment land review), Vauxhall and Brixton. Other areas require either factual updating or further policy guidance.
The spatial strategy, vision and strategic objectives of the Core Strategy are not subject of the review, and accordingly will remain unchanged except for factual updating where appropriate.
The Draft Lambeth Local Plan 2013 was approved by the Council's Cabinet for consultation in February 2013. Public consultation took place in March and April 2013.
If you have any questions about our existing policies and the relationship with new legislation or national policy please contact our policy team using the contact details shown top right on this page.
The Lambeth Local Plan supports growth and change and is our guide for development in the borough. It sets out how we can improve the quality of the local environment, as well as the quality of people's lives.
Information about neighbourhood planning.
A map that shows the planning policy designations for the whole of Lambeth, such as, but not only, town centres and conservation areas.
Planning Guidance Notes are not statutory documents. They are intended to support applicants, agents and developers to improve practices, advice and guidance on different aspects of policies.