The New Southwark Plan: Final date for representations is 21st May!

The New Southwark Plan: Final date for representations is 21st May!

On 15th January Southwark Council published an amended version of the New Southwark Plan. The Proposed Submission version of the plan has been prepared in light of the 334 responses received through previous stages of consultation. The final date for representations is 21st May.

The Proposed Submission Version is the version of the Plan the Council intends to adopt. Due to the changes proposed to these policies, a further round of consultation on the Proposed Submission version amended policies will take place. Any policies which have not been amended will be staying as they are. You can find the original 2017 draft Plan and the amended plan on this page.

A formal consultation began on 27th March and which runs until 21st May. 

The scope of the consultation of the Proposed Submission version: Amended policies January 2019 is to ask whether the aims of the policies are achievable and whether they are based on a robust evidence base. These questions are commonly known as the ‘Tests of Soundness.’ These are the same questions the independent Planning Inspector will be asking as part of the examination. We expect the Public Examination to take place later in the year.

As with the previous consultation the Council is asking two questions:
• Is the New Southwark Plan legal?
• Is the New Southwark Plan ‘sound’?

The focus is now on the amended policies and visions.

This is the final opportunity to influence the Plan.

You should say the policy is one or more of: not justified, not effective, not positively prepared, or consistent with national policy or London Plan. If in doubt choose one. 

You can copy and paste your comments in the Council’s online hub which you can download here

OR as we are local, you can email your comments to

Make sure your comments on each policy are very clearly identified with the number and subject title at the beginning of each comment, and with your name, postal address and email address clearly on each comment. Ask for acknowledgement that your email has been received. Try not to leave it till the last minute.

Remember comments have to be received by the council by 23:59 on 21st May 2019.