Local Development Framework (LDF)
The Council has prepared a new spatial strategy and planning policy framework for the future development of the Borough called the Local Development Framework (LDF).
Sutton's LDF Programme
The Council's programme and timescale for preparing all local development documents within Sutton's LDF is set out in the Sutton's Local Development Scheme (LDS) (April 2007). The LDF has now replaced the Sutton Unitary Development Plan.
Development Plan Documents
The following Development Plan Documents (DPDs) will form the new statutory development plan for the Borough, together with the policies of the London Plan
Core Planning Strategy DPD and Proposals Map - adopted December 2009
Site Development Policies DPD - adopted March 2012
The South London Waste Plan DPD - adopted March 2012
Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) - adopted July 2006
Sutton Town Centre Area Action Plan DPD - The Council is no longer preparing a separate AAP but a limited suite of policies and proposals are included in the Adopted Site Development Policies DPD. The previous stages of public consultation on the Sutton Town Centre AAP sets out the results of the 'Preferred Options' consultation and the committee reports and resolutions leading to the decision not to progress the AAP.
Community Infrastructure Levy / Planning Obligations - Scheduled for adoption March 2014
Supplementary Planning Documents
These provide further details and information to support the policies found in the above DPDs.
Designing Out Crime SPD - adopted April 2005
Sutton Station and Adjacent Land SPD- adopted July 2005
Affordable Housing SPD - adopted September 2006
Design of Residential Extensions - adopted October 2006
Planning Obligations - adopted March 2007
Hackbridge SPD - consultation on 'Hackbridge Masterplan' Closed
Urban Design Guide SPD - adopted January 2008
Car Clubs SPD - adopted November 2007
Orchard Hill Planning Brief SPD - adopted November 2007
Education Contributions from Residential Development SPD - adopted June 2008
Transport Assessments and Travel Plans SPD - adopted June 2008
Sutton Garden Suburb CA Management Plan SPD - adopted July 2008
Cheam Village Sheltered Scheme SPD - adopted September 2009
Lodge Place Planning Brief SPD - adopted September 2010
Stanley Park School Planning Brief SPD - adopted April 2011
Stanley Park Development Brief SPD - adopted December 2011
Carshalton College Planning Brief SPD - adopted September 2012
Other Planning Guidance
On 15 January 2014, the London Borough of Sutton confirmed an Article 4 Direction, under the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 (as amended), which will require planning permission for the conversion of offices to residential uses.
Advice Note for Smoking Shelters or Structures [497kb]- adopted July 2007
Sustainable Design and Construction - adopted May 2008
Draft Interim Planning Guidance (IPG) on Climate Change Mitigation - Public Consultation on Draft IPG now closed.
Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG)
All planning authorities are required to maintain an up-to-date local evidence base on the key social, economic and environmental characteristics of their areas, in order to deliver a sound LDF. In building up the following local evidence base, the Council has had regard to the Evidence Base and Monitoring Framework and Soundness Self-Assessment Toolkit published by the Planning Advisory Service (PAS) in October 2007.
A comprehensive list of all reports of study and other background documents making up Sutton's LDF evidence base, including Borough surveys undertaken by the Council or by consultants on behalf of the Council, is available in the Core Planning Strategy - Examination Library.
Alternatively, the links below provide further information in relation to a range of key planning issues:
Annual Monitoring Report
Reports of Study
Fracking Briefing Paper [293kb]