Planning Documents

Documents and contact details

GiGL use planning documents for many purposes, such as in designated sites data validation and verification process. Because GiGL data is often used in planning and decision making, we use local planning documents to ensure that our London wide datasets of Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation and Public Open Space reflect current policies in each of London boroughs. We also provide services to support creating some of these documents, such as Biodiversity Action Plans. We have helped many of our partner boroughs with these by modelling, analysing and visualising data.

Sometimes these documents can be hard to find and we have found it useful to keep a London wide record of them in one place. On this page we have collected the most recent planning documents for each London borough. These include Local Plans and associated policy maps and Biodiversity Action Plans when available. This page also contain contact details for borough’s planning departments. For any questions about the content of these documents please contact the local borough. For any updates to the content of this list of documents, please contact GiGL’s Database Officer.

The below information is available as a downloadable spreadsheet here.

Table of planning authority documents

Planning AuthorityPlanning DocumentAdoption date
City of LondonLocal Plan2015
City of LondonBiodiversity Action Plan2016
City of LondonPolicy Maps2015
City of WestminsterLocal Plan2016
City of WestminsterBiodiversity Action Plan2008
City of WestminsterPolicy Maps2016
Greater London Authority (GLA)London Plan2016
Greater London Authority (GLA)Environmental Strategy2018
LB of Barking & DagenhamLocal Plan2010
LB of Barking & DagenhamBiodiversity Action Plan2012
LB of Barking & DagenhamPolicy Maps2012
LB of BarnetLocal Plan2012
LB of BarnetBiodiversity Action Plan not available
LB of BarnetPolicy Maps2012
LB of BexleyLocal Plan2012
LB of BexleyBiodiversity Action Plan2011
LB of BexleyPolicy Maps2012
LB of BrentLocal Plan2010
LB of BrentBiodiversity Action Plan2007
LB of BrentPolicy Maps2010
LB of BromleyLocal Plan2019
LB of BromleyBiodiversity Action Plan2015
LB of BromleyPolicy Maps2019
LB of CamdenLocal Plan2017
LB of CamdenBiodiversity Action Plan2013
LB of CamdenPolicy Maps2019
LB of CroydonLocal Plan2018
LB of CroydonBiodiversity Action Plan not available
LB of CroydonHabitat Action PlanNot mentioned
LB of CroydonPolicy Maps2018
LB of EalingLocal Plan2013
LB of EalingBiodiversity Action Plan1999
LB of EalingPolicy Maps2013
LB of EnfieldLocal Plan2010
LB of EnfieldBiodiversity Action Plan2011
LB of EnfieldPolicy Maps2010
LB of HackneyLocal Plan (1)2010 -2016
LB of HackneyBiodiversity Action Plan 2012
LB of HackneyPolicy Maps2015
LB of Hammersmith & FulhamLocal Plan2018
LB of Hammersmith & FulhamBiodiversity Action Plan not available
LB of Hammersmith & FulhamPolicy Maps2018
LB of HaringeyLocal Plan2017
LB of HaringeyBiodiversity Action Plan2009
LB of HaringeyPolicy Maps2017
LB of HarrowLocal Plan2013
LB of HarrowBiodiversity Action Plan2015
LB of HarrowPolicy Maps2012
LB of HaveringLocal Plan (2)2008
LB of HaveringBorough's Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document2009
LB of HaveringPolicy Maps2008
LB of HillingdonLocal Plan part 1 and part 2 (3)2012
LB of HillingdonBiodiversity Action Plan not available
LB of HillingdonPolicy MapsPub. Oct 2019, not yet adopted
LB of HounslowLocal Plan2015
LB of HounslowBiodiversity Action Plan2015
LB of HounslowPolicy Maps2011
LB of IslingtonLocal Plan2012
LB of IslingtonBiodiversity Action PlanBiodiversity Action Plan2020
LB of IslingtonPolicy MapsNot mentioned
LB of LambethLocal Plan2015
LB of LambethBiodiversity Action Plan2019
LB of LambethPolicy Maps2015
LB of LewishamLocal Plan (4)2011 - 2014
LB of LewishamBiodiversity Action Plan2016
LB of LewishamPolicy Maps2015
LB of MertonLocal Plan2018
LB of MertonBiodiversity Action Plan not available
LB of MertonPolicy Maps2014
LB of NewhamLocal Plan2018
LB of NewhamBiodiversity Action Plan2010
LB of NewhamPolicy Maps2018
LB of RedbridgeLocal Plan2018
LB of RedbridgeBiodiversity Action Plan2006
LB of RedbridgePolicy Maps2018
LB of Richmond upon ThamesLocal Plan2018
LB of Richmond upon ThamesBiodiversity Action Plan2011
LB of Richmond upon ThamesPolicy Maps2015
LB of SouthwarkLocal Plan (5)2007 - 2011
LB of SouthwarkBiodiversity Action Plan2013
LB of SouthwarkPolicy Maps2016
LB of SuttonLocal Plan2018
LB of SuttonBiodiversity Strategy2020
LB of SuttonPolicy Maps2018
LB of Tower HamletsLocal Plan 2020
LB of Tower HamletsBiodiversity Action Plan2019
LB of Tower HamletsPolicy MapsPub. 2013
LB of Waltham ForestLocal Plan (6)2012 - 2013
LB of Waltham ForestBiodiversity Action Plan2010
LB of Waltham ForestPolicy MapsPub. 2013
LB of WandsworthLocal Plan (7)2016
LB of WandsworthBiodiversity Action Plan not available
LB of WandsworthPolicy Maps2016
The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), Queen Elizabeth Olympic ParkLocal Plan2015
The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), Queen Elizabeth Olympic ParkBiodiversity Action Plan not available
The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), Queen Elizabeth Olympic ParkPolicy Maps2015
Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC)Local development Scheme (8)2018
Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC)LBHF Biodiversity Report2017
Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC)Policy Maps (8)2010
RB of GreenwichLocal Plan (9)2014
RB of GreenwichBiodiversity Action Plan2010
RB of GreenwichPolicy Maps2006
RB of Kensington & ChelseaLocal Plan2015
RB of Kensington & ChelseaBiodiversity Action Plan2010
RB of Kensington & ChelseaPolicy Maps2010
RB of Kingston-upon-ThamesLocal Plan (core strategy)2012
RB of Kingston-upon-ThamesGood Practice Guide - Biodiversity(10)2012
RB of Kingston-upon-ThamesPolicy Maps not available

Table of contact details

Planning AuthorityContact details
City of LondonEmail:
Tel: 020 7332 1710
City of WestminsterEmail:
Tel: 020 7641 6500
Greater London Authority (GLA)Email: Planning Dept
Tel: 020 7983 4394
LB of Barking & DagenhamEmail:
Tel: 020 8215 3000
LB of BarnetEmail:
Tel: 020 8359 4990
LB of BexleyEmail:
Tel: 020 8303 7777
LB of BrentEmail:
Tel: 020 7983 5732
LB of BromleyEmail:
Tel: 020 8313 4730
LB of CamdenEmail:
Tel: 020 7974 4444
LB of CroydonEmail:
Tel: 020 8407 1385
LB of EalingEmail:
Tel: 020 8825 6600
LB of EnfieldEmail:
Tel: 020 8379 3866
LB HackneyEmail:
Tel: 020 8356 8062
LB of Hammersmith & FulhamEmail:
Tel: 020 8753 1081
LB of HaringeyEmail:
Tel: 020 8489 5504
LB of HarrowEmail:
Tel: 020 8901 2650
LB of HaveringEmail:
Tel: 01708 434343
LB of HillingdonEmail:
Tel: 01895 250230
LB of HounslowEmail:
Tel: 020 8583 5555
LB of IslingtonEmail:
Tel: 020 7527 2000
LB of LambethEmail:
Tel: 020 7926 1180
LB of LewishamEmail:
Tel: 020 8314 6078
LB of MertonEmail:
Tel: 020 8274 4901
LB of NewhamEmail:
Tel: 020 8430 2000
LB of RedbridgeEmail:
Tel: 020 8708 2884
LB of Richmond upon ThamesEmail:
Tel: 020 8891 1411
LB of SouthwarkEmail:
Tel: 020 7525 5000
LB of SuttonEmail:
Tel: 020 8770 5000
LB of Tower HamletsEmail:
Tel: 020 7364 5000
LB of Waltham ForestEmail:
Tel: 020 8496 3000
LB of WandsworthEmail:
Tel: 020 8871 7620
Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC)Email:
Tel: 020 7983 6520
The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), Queen Elizabeth Olympic ParkEmail:
Tel: 020 3288 1800
RB of GreenwichEmail:
Tel: 020 8921 5019
RB of Kensington & ChelseaEmail:
Tel: 020 7361 3012
RB of Kingston-upon-ThamesEmail:
Tel: 020 8547 5002
Additional Information
(1) The local plan comprises the core strategy (adopted Nov 2010), the development management local plan (adopted Jul 2015) and site allocations local plan (adopted Jul 2016)

(2) Havering's Local Development Framework is a portfolio of different documents which have been prepared to provide for the future planning of the borough. The link is to their Core Strategy, it sets the Council's approach to the planning of the whole borough up to 2020.

(3) Part 1 consists of strategic policies (adopted 08/11/2012) and Part 2 comprises Development Management Policies, Site Allocations and Designations and Policies Map (not adopted yet).

(4) Lewisham's current local plan consists of Local Development Framework, which includes Core Strategy (adopted Jun 2011), the Site Allocations local plan (adopted Jun 2013) and Development Management Local Plan (adopted Oct 2014)

(5) Current local plan for Southwark consists of saved Southwark plan policies (adopted 2007, updated April 2013) and core strategy (adopted April 2011)

(6) The Waltham Forest local plan consitst of the core strategy (adopted Mar 2012) and development management policies (adopted Oct 2013)

(7) The Local Plan consists of a series of documents, Core Strategy, Development Management Policies Document and Site Specific Allocations Document. All adopted March 2016.

(8) Until the OPDC adopts its own Local Plan for the OPDC area, local authority document plans will also form part of OPDC's Development Plan.

(9) The Local Plan in Greenwich is part of the Local Development Framework and it consists of the Core Strategy (adopted 30/07/2014), Policies Maps and Site Allocations (currently being prepared, final round of public consultation in early 2020).

(10) Part of Green Spaces Strategy 2015 - 2021.