Consultation hub

Find out about upcoming, open and closed consultations run by Lewisham Council.

See what consultations are happening in your area and take part in consultations about things that are important to you.

How to find a consultation:

Click on an open consultation below to take part or search for consultations by keyword, postcode or interest.

When a consultation closes, you can see the results by clicking on the relevant consultation.

Open Consultations

  • Lewisham Domestic Abuse and Violence against Women and Girls Strategy 2021-26

    Why are we doing this survey? We’re seeking your views to help us to develop a new strategy to tackle domestic abuse and all forms of Violence against Women and Girls in Lewisham. The strategy will run for five years from 2021 to 2026. The survey is open to everyone living and working... More

    Closes 1 July 2021

  • Lewisham's Discretionary Freedom Pass Scheme

    Like all local authorities, Lewisham needs to continue making significant cuts in its spending due to reductions in central government funding. As a result, we have taken the difficult decision to end our Discretionary Freedom Pass scheme. We are aware that the decision to end the... More

    Closes 14 July 2021

  • Re-engaging our audiences

    Lewisham’s libraries have been substantially closed for over a year, with efforts to provide some level of service through Click & Collect, which have been interrupted repeatedly due to COVID restrictions. As most of our lives gradually return to normal, we are keen to... More

    Closes 21 July 2021

  • Main Grants Programme 2022-2025

    This consultation is about the proposed priorities for, and approach to, Lewisham Council’s main grants programme 2022 - 2025. This consultation takes place in the context of a reduction to the main grants budget which has been agreed as part of a major review of the... More

    Closes 22 July 2021

  • Self-build and Custom-build Registration Form

    About the register We have set up a register for people who are interested in the self-build or custom-build houses in Lewisham, in line with our duties according to the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 and the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding (Register) Regulations 2016.... More

    Closes 1 April 2025

Closed Consultations

  • Small Sites Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) Consultation

    Lewisham, like all boroughs, is dealing with a housing crisis and a climate emergency. To help tackle these issues, we’ve completed a draft small sites design guidance document, encouraging the delivery of more high-quality, sustainable homes across the borough. In... More

    Closed 7 June 2021

  • Borough of Sanctuary Survey

    We would like to hear about the experience of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants living in Lewisham, both positive and negative. We will use this information to improve the way we deliver services, to identify new services that may be required and to get information on how these residents... More

    Closed 30 May 2021

  • Lewisham Holiday Activities and Food Programme: Funding Opportunity

    London Borough Lewisham has been awarded funding by the Department of Education (DfE) to co-ordinate a local Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF). The programme will provide free activities and healthy food for school children and young people (aged 4-16... More

    Closed 19 May 2021

  • Deptford Neighbourhood Action (DNA) Neighbourhood Forum re-designation

    A local community group in the Deptford area has made an application seeking the re-designation of their Neighbourhood Forum. A designated Neighbourhood Forum is an organisation or group empowered by the local authority to lead the neighbourhood planning process in a designated... More

    Closed 6 May 2021

  • Consultation on the Lewisham Local Plan - Main Issues and Preferred Approaches

    Share your views on Lewisham’s new Local Plan We are preparing a new Local Plan, which will help shape Lewisham to 2040. The Local Plan helps to ensure that planning decisions are made in the best interests of our neighbourhoods and communities. It... More

    Closed 11 April 2021

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes.

We asked

This consultation was about involving the public in the design, commissioning and delivery of health and care services. It aimed to capture the views of residents and stakeholders in order to shape a new outline for a Healthwatch and NHS Complaints Advocacy Service.

The current contract for the provision of a local Healthwatch and Complaints Advocacy Service is due to expire on the 31st March 2020. Before a new contract is awarded, we asked for your views on the current service and the ways in which it might be improved.

You said

In total there were 18 responses to the survey which included the following suggested improvements to the existing service:

  • Wider advertising for the services that Healthwatch provides.
  • Strengthening of verbal communication by Healthwatch.
  • Better engagement with the public so that their views are reflected in the development of health-related services.
  • Increased funding for Healthwatch.
  • More outreach support.
  • Improved availability of support from Healthwatch.

We did

Feedback to all questions within the survey has now been shared with the Associate Director of Joint Commissioning and the suggestions for improvement have influenced the 'service specification', a key document that will inform the re-procurement of the contract.