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

Lambeth intends to undertake a partial review of the Local Plan 2015. It is expected that initial public consultation on the Lambeth Local Plan Review will take place in 2017.

At present, the council is gathering evidence. As part of this exercise we carried out a Call for Sites 2015 to collect information about potential development sites and areas in the borough. The Call for Sites closed on 4 December 2015 and we are currently reviewing the submissions we received.