Planning policy consultations

The Planning Service undertakes regular consultation on the development of its Local Plan and related policy documents.  

Consultation on the Planning Obligations SPD 2020

We are currently consulting on a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) on Planning Obligations. 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.

Reference copies of this document are also available to view at Wandsworth Town Hall and in the borough’s five main libraries (Balham, Battersea, Putney, Tooting and Wandsworth) during usual opening hours.

A Planning Obligations Calculator has been developed alongside the draft Planning Obligations SPD. This uses the formulas set out in the SPD to help applicants calculate the contributions required for a proposed development. It is intended to be used as a starting point for discussions, and all final contributions should be confirmed with the Council.

How to respond to the consultation

The consultation on the draft Planning Obligations SPD is for four weeks from Friday 31 January to Friday 28 February 2020. We welcome your views.

You can respond in the following ways:

  • By email to with the subject ‘Planning Obligations SPD 2019 Consultation’
  • By post to Policy and Design, Wandsworth Council, The Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PU

Please note that responses are not treated as confidential, and anonymous responses will not be accepted.

Following this consultation, and having considered the views submitted, it is the Council’s intention that the final SPD will be adopted. Once adopted, it will become a material consideration when assessing any planning applications within the borough, and will replace the existing Planning Obligations SPD, which was adopted in March 2015.

Prior to this consultation

The Council previously held a public consultation on an earlier version of this document for eight weeks from 12 December 2018 until 6 February 2019.  On the basis of the representations made during this consultation, as well as further internal feedback, a number of changes were made to this document such that the Council felt it was appropriate to provide another opportunity for the public and other stakeholders to express their views.

The revised draft SPD also now takes account of the changes to developer contributions that came into effect on 1 September through the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2019.

Consultation portal

Visit the consultation portal to view previous consultations and responses received.

How to be included in a future consultation

To be included in future consultations on planning policy, please email your details to

Anyone who has previously commented on policy documents will automatically be included in future policy consultations.