On 26 February 2018, the London Borough of Sutton adopted the Local Plan as a development plan document (DPD). The Sutton Local Plan sets out the planning strategy and policies for the borough until 2031 and includes an appendix which will appear on the Policies Map. 

The Sutton Local Plan replaces the Core Strategy (2009) and the Site Development Policies DPD (2012).

South London Waste Plan DPD

The joint South London Waste Plan DPD covers the London Boroughs of Sutton, Croydon, Kingston and Merton. It includes policies for deciding planning applications for waste facilities and safeguards existing sites. The South London Waste Plan was adopted in 2022.

Hackbridge and Beddington Corner Neighbourhood Planning

A referendum relating to the Hackbridge and Beddington Corner Neighbourhood Plan was held on 29th November 2018. The number of votes cast in favour of YES was 626 (89.4%). The council is now required to “make” (or "adopt") the Hackbridge and Beddington Neighbourhood Plan within 8 weeks of the Referendum decision in accordance with the regulations. However, it should be noted that the neighbourhood plan carries full weight in planning decisions as soon as it is approved at a referendum.

Statement of Community Involvement

Sutton's Statement of Community Involvement sets out how the council will engage with the community when preparing planning policies and making planning decisions. The Statement of Community Involvement was adopted in 2024.

Local Development Scheme

Sutton’s Local Development Scheme sets out the council’s programme for new and replacement planning documents between 2021 and 2023. The Local Development Scheme was adopted on 1 March 2024.

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