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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

Appendix F3: Residential Areas of Special Character

Lesney Park, Erith Map ref. TQ5077NE

This area is characterised by:


Adjoining residential areas are significantly more densely developed or more recent in origin (Arran Close, Christchurch Avenue).


Parkhill Road, Bexley Map ref. TQ4873NE

This area is characterised by:

The area has been the subject of several redevelopment schemes, particularly along Parkhill Road, and Policy H4 will introduce a more rigorous basis against which to assess any similar proposals.


To the north-west: the open space surrounding the River Shuttle.
To the south-west: an area of denser development, to the south the busy Hurst Road provides a clear break from a school opposite, to the east is the more densely developed area of Old Bexley village.

Coldblow, Bexley Map ref. TQ5073

This area is characterised by:

This area has been the subject of redevelopment pressure, resulting in schemes that lack the character of the original development and some speculative clearance of buildings and vegetation. Policy H4 introduces stricter requirements for any future proposals.


To the majority of the area, the boundary is taken from the adjoining area of open space (Metropolitan Green Belt), whilst to the south-east the boundary is continued along Dartford Road.

Christ Church, Sidcup Map ref. TQ4572E

This area is characterised by:


West: There is an open space area along with a nineteen-sixties development of different character.
North:The area abuts high density flats and office development.
East:The area runs into dissimilar development, fronting Station Road.
South:The area abuts higher density development of flats and terraced houses.

Rectory Lane / Knoll Road, Sidcup Map ref. TQ4671E

This area is characterised by:

The area has been the subject of several redevelopment schemes and a comparison of these with the original residential development emphasises the need for a more rigorous approach to development in the future.


To the north-west: an area of higher density development including the flats developments Embassy Court and Rebecca Court, with a different character.
To the south-west: properties fronting Sidcup Hill, which relate primarily to that road. To the east is an extensive area of open space.