Consultation Being Held on Wandsworth's Local Plan

Document sets out council's vision for borough over next 15 years

Residents, businesses and community organisations are being asked what they think about the first draft of a new Local Plan.

This includes a series of policies and strategies to set a framework to shape how the borough will grow and develop over the next 15 years.

The council says that the new Local Plan is placing an emphasis on preserving the identity, distinctiveness and heritage of different parts of the borough and will look at how people use their local neighbourhood and how their needs may change in the future.

It is claimed that it will also focus on ensuring plans for growth and development in the borough benefit local people, providing the jobs, opportunities, homes, public spaces, shops, culture and leisure facilities that they need.

And it will be closely aligned with the council’s commitment to become carbon neutral by 2030, including sustainable buildings, clean energy and enhanced public transport links.

A consultation is now underway so people who live, work and visit the borough can have their say.

The information gleaned from the responses will be used to shape the next version of the plan to help balance the social, environmental and economic ambitions for the borough.

Strategic Planning and Transportation spokesman Cllr John Locker said, "We have a vision for how to deliver a better borough over the next 15 years. This document sets out that vision.

"We all share a responsibility in making sure that Wandsworth retains its reputation as a great place to live, work, play and do business. It is important that local residents and community groups have their say."

To take part in the consultation, which runs until 1 March , visit the council’s website.

January 13, 2021