Local Development Framework

Core Strategy with Development Management Policies

The Royal Borough of Greenwich submitted the Core Strategy to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on 9 September 2013.

The Core Strategy is the document at the heart of Royal Borough of Greenwich's Local Development Framework. It will provide a long-term vision for the borough and also contains detailed policies to guide development.

When it is adopted, the Core Strategy with Development Management Policies will become the key strategic planning document for Royal Greenwich. It will be used to help shape development and determine planning applications.

Key features of the proposed strategy include:

  • A significant number of new homes by 2028
  • the creation of two new mixed used urban quarters at Charlton Riverside and Greenwich Peninsula West. 

Previous consultations

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has consulted on the Core Strategy on three separate occasions.

List of previous consultations
 Consultation document Dates of consultation 
Proposed submission Core Strategy  19 February to 14 May 2013 
Draft Core Strategy  12 November to 5 February 2011 
Issues and Options document  25 February to 7 April 2008 
  • Issues and Options: This was the first stage of consultation on the Core Strategy. It set out what were considered to be the key planning issues facing Royal Greenwich and a range of options for addressing them.
  • Draft Core Strategy: The feedback from the Royal Borough received in response to the Issues and Options consultation helped to shape the Draft Core Strategy and included summaries of what you told us and reasonable alternatives.
  • Proposed Submission: This final stage of consultation brought together the comments from previous consultations and was a formal process in which we asked you whether the Core Strategy was 'sound'. For further information on 'soundness', please see section 182 of the Government's National Planning Policy Framework.

Sustainability Appraisal

The Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report was the initial document for the sustainability appraisal of the emerging Greenwich Local Plan. The Initial Sustainability Appraisal assessed each option put forward in the Core Strategy Issues and Options document against the objectives established in the Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report. The assessment compared the advantages and disadvantages of the main environmental, social and economic implications of each option.

The Sustainability Appraisal was updated in February 2013, assessing the Proposed Submission version of the Core Strategy with Development Management Policies.