Planning policy

Sutton 2031

Sutton 2031 sets out the vision for growth in the borough through the Local Plan, Sutton Town Centre Masterplan, and the London Cancer Hub Development Framework.

Proposals Map

The Proposals Map identifies key planning designations and locations suitable for a range of land-uses.

Local Plan

The Council’s Strategic Planning service is currently preparing the Sutton Local Plan which will replace the Local Development Framework (LDF) when adopted.


Self-build and custom housebuilding

The Council has set up a register for people who are interested in a self-build or custom-build home in the London Borough of Sutton.

Local Development Framework (LDF)

The Council’s adopted spatial strategy and planning policy framework for managing the future growth and development in Sutton.

Neighbourhood Planning

The Neighbourhood Planning process allows communities to shape the future of the places where they live and work.


Authority Monitoring Report (AMR)

The Authority Monitoring Report (AMR) reviews the effectiveness of the Council's planning policies in achieving the objectives of Sutton’s adopted planning policies and current progress towards preparing the Local Plan.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

CIL is a levy on new developments in Sutton to fund new infrastructure to meet the needs of residents, local communities and businesses.

Transport Policy

The sustainable transport strategy sets out the council's policies and proposals to improve Sutton's transport and environment over the next decade.


Planning for Sustainable Drainage (SUDS)

The new arrangements for securing sustainable drainage (SUDS) measures proposed as part of major developments were introduced by the government on 6 April 2015. As part of these changes, new ‘non­-statutory’ national SUDS standards have been introduced and government planning policies have been strengthened to make clear that SUDS should be delivered in all new developments.