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Planning policy

Find out how we are making sure development and change in land use is suitable, sustainable and in the public interest.
How we make planning decisions
Find out what policies we use to make planning decisions.
Local Development Framework
Planning documents that collectively deliver our planning strategy and policies.
A new local plan for Lewisham
See how we will deliver the new homes and related infrastructure needed over the next 15 years, from 2018–33.
Unitary Development Plan
See the the Unitary Development Plan, which used to form part of our development plan. 
Thames Tideway Tunnel project
Information about Thames Water's scheme to upgrade London's sewerage system.
Self-build and custom-build homes
Register your interest in building self-build or custom-build houses.
Brownfield land register
See our brownfield land register, which lists previously developed sites in the borough that are suitable for housing development.
Accommodating the Bakerloo line extension (Direction of Travel document)
Information for developers about our support for the Bakerloo line extension and our intentions for growth opportunities in the borough.

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