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12th Dec 2018

Planning Policy Update - The Local Plan

Wandsworth Council are writing to inform you of the adoption of the Local Plan Employment and Industry Document (LPEID)



Planning Policy Updates

Wandsworth Council are writing to inform you of the adoption of the Local Plan Employment and Industry Document (LPEID) and the commencement of consultation on the Planning Obligations SPD, and the Local Plan Full Review Issues Document and accompanying Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report. Alongside the Local Plan consultation documentation the Council is also launching a Call for Sites.


Adoption of the Local Plan: Employment and Industry Document


The Local Plan: Employment and Industry Document was adopted on 5 December 2018. It is a Development Plan Document, which forms part of the Local Plan and supersedes parts of the Core Strategy, Development Management Policies Document (DMPD) and Site Specific Allocations Document (SSAD). It will guide development in the borough over the next 15 years (2016-2031) and will be used to inform decisions on planning applications. The Local Plan is now subject to the statutory 6 week review period in accordance withSection 113 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended).


Local Plan Issues Document Public Consultation: comment deadline: 6th February 2019


The Local Plan Issues Document marks the first (Regulation 18) stage of the development of a revised Local Plan. Comments are invited on the key planning issues facing Wandsworth, to help agree the scope and content of a new Local Plan. Comments received will shape the production of a preferred options Local Plan document for consultation.


Key issues raised include: 


·         Housing matters including targets, affordable housing, density, small sites, location of development, quality and specialist forms of accommodation;

·         Helping the Town Centres reach their potential;

·         Encouraging  employment opportunities;

·         Core improvements to the health and wellbeing of residents and reducing health inequalities;

·         Opportunities to improve air quality.

Draft Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document Public Consultation: comment deadline: 6th February 2019


The Planning Obligations SPD describes the Council’s updated approach to securing planning obligations and will replace the Councils existing Planning Obligations SPD. When adopted the SPD will provide guidance on how planning obligations are used to promote sustainable development, provide affordable housing to meet identified needs and deliver the infrastructure necessary to support the growth of the borough. 

A Planning Obligations Calculator has been developed to accompany the SPD and is also being consulted upon. It will be used to calculate the contributions required for a proposed development, following the formulas set out in the SPD, as a starting point for discussions. 


Have your say. We encourage you to respond on-line, as this greatly assists us in collecting, analysing and considering responses. Copies of all the above documents, the Local Plan, together with the Sustainability Appraisal Report, the Local Plan Employment and Industry Inspector’s Report and the Adoption Statement are available as follows:


·         On the Council’s planning webpages:

·         For public inspection at the Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, SW18 2PU and in the Borough’s main libraries (locations and opening times are available on the Council’s website at


Alternatively you can write to:


Planning Policy and Design

Environment and Community Services

Town Hall

Wandsworth High Street

London SW18 2PU


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We hope that you or your organisation will continue to take an interest in, and contribute to future planning and design policy and related documents  If you'd like to continue hearing from us, then you do not need to do anything to respond to this. If however, you would prefer not to receive notifications regarding planning policy and design matters from us then please notify us, preferably by email to:; or by post to the address provided.


Yours sincerely






John Stone

Head of Planning and Transport Strategy