Wandsworth Development Masterplan Published

Residents views have help shape local plans

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Two key documents that form part of the borough’s masterplan for development and investment in the borough over the next decade and beyond have now been published.

Local people have played a leading role in helping draw up the key elements of these two documents which form part of Wandsworth’s Local Development Framework (LDF). 

The Development Management Policies Document (DMPD) and the Site Specific Allocations Document (SSAD) form part of the LDF and support the overall vision set out in the Core Strategy, which was adopted in 2010.

The Core Strategy lays out the key policies and priorities that will guide development in the borough over the coming decade and a half. It identifies the main characteristics of the borough and sets out the approaches needed to ensure existing neighbourhoods and town centres are protected. It also details where new housing, retail space, leisure facilities, employment opportunities, transport improvements and other investment would be best provided in the coming years.

The DMPD sets out the criteria that the council will use when considering planning applications, while the SSAD includes policies for key local sites and spatial strategies for eight areas where the greatest change is expected, including Nine Elms.

The council's executive member for strategic planning Cllr Russell King said:
"We have a definite vision for the future of the borough and these key documents set out that vision so that people can see where our priorities lie and how we plan to deliver a better borough over the next 15 years.

“We all share a responsibility in making sure that Wandsworth retains its reputation as a great place to live, work, play and do business and this blueprint will help us achieve that.”

The documents can be viewed at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/ldf. They are also available at all the borough’s libraries. For more information call (020) 8871 7177 or email planningpolicy@wandsworth.gov.uk.

March 2, 2012

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