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 identifies particular sites in Royal Greenwich for specific uses such as housing or education.

The first round of consultations for the Site Allocations Local Plan ended on 29 March 2016.

Read the Site Allocations Local Plan documents

Hard copies of the document and questionnaire are available at any borough library.

The Integrated Impact Assessment Scoping Report was open to consultation from 23 February 2016 to 29 March 2016. The report has been updated to take account of the responses received.

Read the Site Allocations Local Plan Integrated Impact Assessment Scoping Report

Timetable and key milestones

Timetable and key milestones
Event Date
Consultation on the issues and options 15 February 2016 to 29 March 2016
Consultation on the preferred approach to site allocations Autumn 2018
Publication of the proposed submission version Spring 2019
Submission to the Secretary of State Summer 2019
Adoption by early 2020