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The Local Plan

The Local Plan is part of the Local Development Framework. It consists of:

  • Core strategy
  • Policies map
  • Site allocations.

Core strategy

The Royal Greenwich Local Plan: Core Strategy with Detailed Policies is the key strategic planning document for the Royal Borough of Greenwich and is used to help shape development and determine planning applications.

It was adopted on 30 July 2014.

Download the adopted Core Strategy

Update, 4 August 2016: Policy H3 Affordable Housing, paragraph 4.1.16
Further to a Council decision of 29 October 2015, Royal Greenwich now applies the Greater London Authority's household income bands for intermediate housing.

Hard copies are available for £35 plus postage and packaging.

Policies map

The policies map sets out the policies and site allocations in Royal Greenwich. This includes areas for protection such as open space and conservation areas, town centre boundaries, and sites that have been identified for particular land uses. It was formerly known as the proposals map.

Interactive map showing the core strategy policies. View in full browser window

There are also detailed inset maps of Woolwich, Eltham and Greenwich town centres.

The policies map was adopted in 2006 but was changed when the Core Strategy was produced.

View the Borough policies map as a PDF

View the town centres inset maps as PDF

Site allocations

The Site Allocations Local Plan is currently being prepared. It will provide specific policy for key sites in order to ensure that the vision and objectives of the Core Strategy are implemented. The Site Allocations will focus on sites that will deliver a significant amount of development and sites that support the delivery of specific Core Strategy objectives and meet the development needs identified in the Core Strategy and the London Plan. 

We consulted on the Site Allocations Issues and Options in February/March 2016.

Consultation on the Site Allocations Preferred Approach is taking place from 16 August 2019 to 11 October 2019.

Have your say on the consultation

We will publish the Site Allocations Proposed Submission version for a final round of public consultation in early 2020, prior to submitting it to the Secretary of State for Examination in Public. 

Read the Site Allocations Local Plan documents