Small Sites Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) Consultation

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Closes 1 Jun 2021

Overview & Feedback

The Small Sites SPD gives design guidance on housing development to encourage the delivery of more high-quality, sustainable homes across the borough.

The decision was made at the council’s Mayor and Cabinet meeting on the 10th March 2021, to launch a consultation for the public to share their views on the draft design guidance.

Once you have had chance to look at the draft SPD and additional documents, please share any comments you have using the survey below.

Small Sites SPD Document and Supporting Information

Draft Small Sites SPD

Click the image below to open the draft Small Sites SPD Document.

What is a Small Site?

A small site is defined by the Greater London Authority (GLA) as being under 0.25 hectares, approximately the equivalent in size to a third of a football pitch or the size of eight tennis courts. These plots of land could deliver the essential housing that the borough needs. (Click image below to open full-size image in a new window)

The GLA’s recently adopted London Plan (2021), has given Lewisham an annual target of 1,667 new homes of which 379 per annum are forecast from small sites. This requires nearly 4,000 homes to be delivered through small sites in the next 10 years.

What is a Supplementary Planning Document?

A Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) provides advice and guidance on the implementation of policies and proposals contained in Lewisham’s Local Plan. (Click image below to open full-size image in a new window)

This is explained in more detail in the guidance section of the Small Sites SPD on page 12-13.

What is in the document?

The Small Sites SPD is split into 3 main sections which are as follows: (Click image below to open full-size image in a new window)

Guidance Giving general, borough wide, planning guidance related to small sites in Lewisham that all applicants should be aware of and adhere to.

Toolkits – Giving specific guidance that could be related to most applications on small sites within the borough.

Site Types – Giving specific guidance on particular development types based on a character study of the borough.

Please see the below diagram which shows what is in each part of each document.

Any comments?