Planning policy

Our planning policies aim to protect and enhance quality of life and improve economic and social opportunities. They are the basis for promoting and managing development in the borough.

Local Plan

The Local Plan consists of a series of documents which set out the spatial vision for Wandsworth, our strategy for delivery of this vision, detailed policies for managing development in the borough and development sites where change is anticipated in the borough.

We have recently carried out a Local Plan Review. The documents were formally adopted on 9 March 2016.

The council is also reviewing the policies in the Local Plan that relate to employment land

Local Plan Performance and Monitoring

The council monitors the performance of the Local Plan, the results of which are published in the Authority's Monitoring Reports (AMR), as required by the Localism Act 2011.

Supplementary Planning Documents

The Council has adopted and is preparing a number of Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) to provide further guidance on policies set out in Local Plan documents. 

Community Infrastructure Levy

Although not formally part of the Local Plan, the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) will be used to help provide the infrastructure necessary to support the delivery of the London Plan and Wandsworth's Local Plan.

The Mayoral CIL came into effect on 1 April 2012, while Wandsworth Council's CIL came info effect on 1 November 2012.

Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood Planning provides local communities with the opportunity to help shape and manage development in their local area.

Planning Policy Consultations

Our Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out how we involve the community in the preparation, alteration and review of planning policy documents. The Planning Service undertakes regular consultation on the development of its Local Plan and related policy documents.

Local Plan Evidence Base

Find reports and evidence base information that relate to the Local Plan