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  1. Introduction
  2. Background to the Plan

Part One

  3. General strategy and Part One policies

Part Two

  4. The reasons for the Council's strategy
  5. Environment
  6. Housing
  7. Employment and economic activity
  8. Traffic and transportation
    Annex 1 - Parking policy standards
  9. Shopping and town centres
  10. Tourism and leisure
  11. Bexleyheath Town Centre
  12. Thames-side
  13. Community services
  14 Minerals and waste processing
  15. Monitoring and review

Maps and plans

  4.1 Context diagram
  7.1 Crayford Industrial Area
  9.1 Sidcup - Major district centre
  9.2 Crayford - Major district centre
  9.3 Erith - Major district centre
  9.4 Welling - Major district centre
  9.5 Blackfen - District centre
  9.6 Belvedere - District centre
  9.7 Northumberland Heath - District centre
  9.8 Old Bexley - District centre
  11.1 Bexleyheath – Strategic centre
  12.1 Thames Policy Area
  12.2 Erith Riverside Redevelopment areas referred to in Policy TS21
    Lesnes Abbey Woods Nature Reserve
    Danson Park Bog Garden Nature Reserve
    Foots Cray Meadows Nature Reserve
    Crossness Nature Reserve
  K. Controlled Parking Zones

Design and Development Control guidelines

  1. New residential development
  2. Extensions to houses
  3. Residential conversions
  4. Considerate design for the less agile
  5. Highways considerations in Development Control
  6. Erith Riverside
  7. Shopfronts and advertisements
  8. Industrial and commercial development
  9. Temporary planning permissions
  10. Playspace provision in new developments


  A Glossary
  B Local Nature Reserves
  C Areas and Sites of Nature Conservation
  D1 Statutorily listed buildings
  D2 Locally listed buildings
  D3 Scheduled ancient monuments
  D4 Registered historic parks and gardens
  E Conservation Areas
  F1 Housing provision in Bexley (April 2004)
  F2 Housing proposals schedule
  F3 Residential Areas of Special Character
  G Neighbourhood Centres
  H Hierarchy of public open space
  I Business land provision
  J Additional uses for which Policy E13 applies
  K Existing and proposed Controlled Parking Zones
  L Key indicators and targets for the UDP
  M Index to policies by subject
Policy list
Policy text

Design and Development Control Guidelines


8.1 Industrial development

8.1.1 Any industrial or warehouse development should provide vehicle parking spaces to meet current parking standards.

8.1.2 Applicants will be required to show that turning and manoeuvring space is provided within industrial and warehouse sites sufficient to manoeuvre a 15 metre articulated lorry within the curtilage.

8.1.3 Any storage of alcohol, oil, pollutants and so on should be bunded to control any accidental spillage.

8.1.4 Controls will be imposed requiring planting and landscaping to soften the visual impact of the development. In most cases native species should be used; however it is recognised that in certain locations non-native species may be more appropriate.

8.2 Shops and offices

8.2.1 The provision of access for rear servicing will be required wherever possible in new developments and the improvement of rear servicing to existing shops will be sought when the opportunity arises.

8.2.2 Where modernisation and improvement of existing shop premises occurs, any external alterations should be in keeping with the existing character of the building and the street (See Guideline No.7).

8.2.3 Any shop or office development should provide vehicle parking spaces to meet current parking standards.

8.3 General

8.3.1 Industrial and commercial development proposals should have regard for the highway considerations contained in Design and Development Control Guidance Note 5.

8.3.2 All workplaces or extensions to workplaces should be designed taking into account the needs of people with disabilities. Statutory provisions are explained in the introduction to Design and Development Control Guideline No.4.