The Lambeth Local Plan 2015 was adopted on 23 September 2015.

We expect lots of growth in Lambeth over the next 15 years and the updated Local Plan will guide development. It sets out how we can improve the quality of the local environment, as well as the quality of people's lives.

Sections in this guide (click title to view)

1. Lambeth Local Plan 2015

The Lambeth Local Plan 2015 is a concise, all-in-one plan setting out the vision, strategic objectives and policies for development in Lambeth over 15 years. The Plan covers housing, jobs, town centres, infrastructure (such as health facilities and schools), transport, environment, historic buildings and the quality of the built environment. Together with the Mayor’s London Plan it forms the statutory development plan for the borough.

The Local Plan replaces the previous plans for the borough, which were the Core Strategy 2011 and Saved UDP policies. These plans can be seen on our archive page.

The Local Plan was examined by an independent planning inspector. The examination concluded on 11 August 2015 when the Inspector issued her final Inspector’s Report and modifications. The Inspector found the Lambeth Local Plan to be sound and legally compliant, subject to incorporating the main modifications set out in her report. The council made all main modifications to the Local Plan as recommended by the Inspector, as well as all additional modifications, and the Plan was adopted on 23 September 2015.

The policies of the Local Plan were drawn up in the light of an extensive evidence base of research and studies. These can be found on the evidence base page.

2. Local Plan Policies Map

The new Policies Map 2015 accompanies the Lambeth Local Plan. This illustrates geographically the application of the policies in the Local Plan.

3. Local Plan Review 2017

Our existing Local Plan, adopted in 2015, contains a strong vision for the development of the borough to improve opportunities for local people. It sets the planning policies for the borough and much of it is still up to date and effective. However, changes to national planning law and policy, a full review of the London Plan and changes in Lambeth mean parts of our Local Plan need to be reviewed. We also need to ensure we meet our borough-wide priorities of inclusive growth, reduced inequality and strong and sustainable communities.

Our updated Lambeth Local Plan, together with the Mayor of London’s London Plan and neighbourhood plans, will set out the vision and robust planning policies needed to direct and guide development in the borough over the next 15 years to meet our future needs.

Issues Consultation

The consultation is your chance to tell us what you think are the issues for the partial review of the Local Plan and how you think they should be tackled. We are seeking your views from 9 October to 4 December 2017. You can take part in the Lambeth Local Plan Review 2017 consultation.

We have produced several evidence documents to support the review, which are all available to view.

Your views will help us consider how to revise the wording of the existing Local Plan and we will publish the revised Draft Lambeth Local Plan for consultation next year.