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Contents

Preface
Timetable
  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

Appendices

  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
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Appendix F1: Housing Provision

Housing provision in Bexley Borough at 1/4/2004

Table 1: Progress towards additional dwelling target in period 1997-2016 (summary of Tables 2 to 6 in this Appendix)

  Net*
Completions 31.3.97 to 1.4.04 2492
Under construction (large sites only) 512
Commitments (with planning permission) 102
Commitments (other allocations) 784
Small sites 372
Small conversions 132
Total 4394
Vacancy ** (Total x 0.02) -88
Estimate of other loss of residential units
(not covered by net) 31.3.97 to 31.3.2016
-41
Housing provision 4265

Table 1 notes:

*Net completions are gross completions less the number of dwellings lost in order to achieve the gross completions.

**Vacancy includes second residence and holiday accommodation. The figure is based on data from the 1991 Census.

Table 2: Completions of dwellings 1.4.97 to 1.4.04

  EXCLUDING CONVERSIONS CONVERSIONS  
Large Sites (10+) Small sites All sizes TOTALS
YEAR gross net gross net gross net gross net
Apr, 97– Mar. 98 260 260 0 0 0 0 260 260
Apr. 98– Mar. 99 118 118 10 9 28 23 156 150
Apr.99 – Mar .00 191 169 19 19 13 8 223 196
Apr.00 – Mar.01 503 501 67 62 13 11 583 574
Apr.01 – Mar.02 214 214 8 8 36 30 258 252
Apr.02 – Mar.03 217 217 18 16 23 17 258 250
Apr.03 – Mar.04 729 723 60 57 38 30 827 810
Apr.97 – Mar.04 2232 2202 182 171 151 119 2565 2492

SOURCE: Strategic Planning and Development Department dwelling completion records and annual site survey. Updated 1.4.04

Table 3: Dwellings (10 or more) under construction on large sites at 1.4.04

  gross net
Large sites only 522 517

Table 4: Available sites (10 or more dwellings) at 1.4.04

      gross net*
Planning permission for dwellings
(not under construction nor complete)
Outline permissions known dwelling/habitable room nos 48 48
estimated dwellings/habitable rooms 0 0
Full permissions 58 54
Total planning permissions 106 102
Other allocations (no planning permission) 786 784
Total available sites 892 886

SOURCE Tables 3 & 4: Strategic Planning and Development Department records.

Table 4 notes:

* Net data based on site knowledge

Table 5: Allowance for small sites and conversions

  Small sites Conversions
Completions (net) 1.1.92 to 31.12.98   322   119
Therefore annual average rate: 322/7 46 119/7 17
Reduce by one third to allow for increased difficulty in suitable sites   31 per annum   11 per annum
Allowance for 1.4.04 to 31.3.2016 12 years x
31 per annum
372 12 years x 11
per annum
132

Table 6: Loss of dwellings*

31.3.92 to 31.3.97 17 (all planning permissions)
1.4.04 to 31.3.2016 (estimate) 17/5 x 12 = 41

Table 6 note:

* This is separate from the loss of dwellings as part of a residential development. A typical case here is a development from a dwelling to a medical facility.