Draft Local Plan: Pre-Publication version

Wandsworth Local Plan

We have produced a first draft of the new Local Plan, which is known as the ‘Pre-Publication’ version.

The Local Plan sets out a vision and spatial strategy to guide the development of the borough from 2023, when the plan is anticipated to be adopted, to 2038. It sets out key objectives for the borough, which are supported by planning policies, area strategies and (at the smallest scale) detailed guidance for the development of specifics sites. Collectively, these identify where development should be targeted and set out how the borough's neighbourhoods and places will change over the next 15 years.

This draft has been informed by the responses we received on the borough's ‘Issues document’, and by the findings of our updated evidence base. It forms the second stage of the full review of the borough's Local Plan.

It is important that the Local Plan reflects the needs of the whole community. We held a public consultation on the ‘Pre-Publication’ Draft Local Plan from 4 January 2021 to 1 March 2021, which was supported by targeted engagement with seldom heard groups. The Planning Policy Team have now analysed and considered all of the responses received as part of this consultation. These have been used to inform the next draft of the Local Plan, commonly known as the ‘Publication’ version. This document will be made available for consultation in early 2022. Officer responses to the consultation submissions received on the ‘Pre-Publication’ Local Plan will also be published at that time.

Supporting documents

In addition to the three documents that are being consulted on, there are a number of other legal and background documents that support the draft Local Plan:

The draft Local Plan is also informed by range of evidence base documents. Please note that some of these documents will be updated as the draft Local Plan progresses.

Area Strategies

The Draft Local Plan places a greater emphasis on place making and includes a number of place-specific Area Strategies. To accompany the more detailed Plan, we have produced separate summaries for each of the following areas:


Email: planningpolicy@wandsworth.gov.uk

Planning Policy
Environment and Community Services
Town Hall
Wandsworth High Street
SW18 2PU