Planning policy consultations

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

Consultation on Wandsworth’s Draft Local Plan

We are now consulting on the first draft of the new Local Plan – what is typically known as the ‘Pre-Publication’ version. The Local Plan sets out the Council’s strategic vision and objectives to guide the next 15 years of development in the borough, alongside the preferred draft policies and site allocations to achieve this.

The consultation is open to everyone, and runs from 4 January to 1 March 2021. To view the draft Local Plan, associated documents and evidence, and for information on how to respond, please visit our dedicated Draft Local Plan: Pre-Publication version webpage. We look forward to hearing your views.

Consultation on the draft Wandle Delta Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document

We are now consulting on the draft Wandle Delta Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). The SPD will identify how best to take forward the comprehensive redevelopment of a number of sites, lying to the north of Wandsworth Town Centre and south of the River. It will provide guidance and enable co-ordination between the individual sites; facilitating high quality place-making while protecting and enhancing the role of the River Wandle.

The views of the community are at the heart of the planning process, and we would like to hear your thoughts on the draft SPD. The consultation is open to everyone, and runs from 15 February to 21 March 2021. To view the draft Wandle Delta Masterplan SPD, and for information on how to respond, please visit the Consultation Portal.

You can also comment:

  • By email to planningpolicy@wandsworth.gov.uk
  • By post to Planning Policy, Environment and Community Services, Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PU.

We look forward to hearing your views.

There will also be two Webinars, where you can learn more about the Wandle Delta Masterplan SPD and have the opportunity to ask questions. These will be at 12.30pm on Monday 1 March 2021 and at 6.30pm on Tuesday 9 March 2021. You will need to register for these webinars as follows:

The Delivery Framework for Wandsworth Town Centre

We are currently developing a Delivery Framework for Wandsworth Town Centre. This is a corporate initiative which identifies a range of projects that the Council is keen to progress with partners which complements the Council’s emerging Local Plan. We see these initiatives as being key to ensuring the success of Wandsworth Town Centre as a place and range from improving connections across the area through to enhancing the visual appearance of the High Street.

We are currently in discussion with key partners and statutory consultees on developing the Framework and the timescales for delivery. 

View the draft Framework

Consultation on the Planning Obligations SPD 2020

We consulted on a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) on Planning Obligations from 31 January to 28 February 2020. The SPD provides 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. It also takes account of the changes to developer contributions that came into effect on 1 September 2019 through the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2019.

The Council has considered the views that were submitted as part of the consultation, which are collated below along with the Council’s response and any amendments made to the document.

Following the consultation process, and amendments made in response to this, the Planning Obligations SPD has now been adopted. View the Council’s adopted SPDs. It now forms a material consideration when assessing any planning applications within the borough, and will replace the previous Planning Obligations SPD, which was adopted in March 2015.

Prior to this consultation, the Council held a public consultation on an earlier version of this document for eight weeks from 12 December 2018 until 6 February 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 planningpolicy@wandsworth.gov.uk

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