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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 I: Business Land Provision

Table 1: Business land development in Bexley borough - status at 30. 9. 2002

Land identified for business development (ha)
2002
NOT previously in business use previously in business use Available Developed Available
Employment Area Site address 1992 1996 since 1996 Status 2002 ha ha
               
Belvedere Belvedere Power Station (Isis Reach) 7.30 15.05   Phase 1 complete / Phases 2 & 3 u/c 22.35 0.00
  Land at junction of Fishers Way/Crabtree Manorway 7.50     Lidl development complete 7.50 0.00
  Land south of Fishers Way 1.70     Development complete 1.70 0.00
  Norman Park, Picardy Manorway 4.07     Vacant 0.00 4.90
  Land n.&s. of Anderson Way, east of Picardy Manorway 7.07     Vacant 0.00 6.72
  Remainder of land south of Anderson Way 1.50     Developed or in use 0.00 0.00
Secondary Employment Area Land west of Picardy Manorway 0.62     Developed for residential use 0.62 0.00
The bungalow & 1-4, Picardy Manorway 1.30     Developed for residential use 1.30 0.00
  Land east of Waldrist Way (A21 - Borough Plan) 1.70     Developed or under construction 1.70 0.00
  Land west of Waldrist Way (A21 - Borough Plan) 2.10     Vacant 0.00 2.10
  Land west of Waldrist Way (A22 - Borough Plan) 7.00     Vacant 0.00 7.00
  Land west of Waldrist Way (A23 - Borough Plan) 9.00     Vacant 0.00 9.00
  Former Borax Works, Norman Road   3.40   Vacant - site cleared 0.00 3.40
  Land west of Norman Road (former Borax spoil sites)   2.50   Vacant 0.00 2.50
  Former British Gypsum site, Church Manorway   7.05   Mastercare development complete 5.40 0.00
  Former Hercules site, Church Manorway     4.10 Site developed 4.10 0.00
  Land off Lower Road to south of Bronze Age Way     1.50 Site developed 1.50 0.00
  Land at Centurion Way     0.67 Vacant 0.00 0.67
  Land at Nufarm, Crabtree Manorway North     0.15 New w/hse on vacant part of site 0.15  
               

Belvedere totals

50.86 28.00 6.42 46.32 36.29
               

Total developed or under construction of 50.86 ha available in Belvedere in 1992 = 35.17ha

   
               
Crayford Ness Cooper, Dayton Drive, Darent Industrial Park 0.33     No development but all land in use 0.00 0.00
Gostock Ltd., Landau Way, Darent Industrial Park 0.72     Development complete 0.72 0.00
               
Fraser Road, Erith Former Atlas and GEC Works, Fraser Road, Erith     2.01 Part developed 0.92 1.09
               
Thames Road, Crayford Former Post Office Supplies now Optima Park     11.41 Mostly developed 6.81 4.60

 

Land at Century Wharf, adj. Century Oils     1.25 Available for redevelopment / reuse 0.00 1.25
Dussek Campbell, Thames Road     2.33 Site developed 2.33 0.00  
  Land at 20, Kennet Road     0.59 Redevelopment complete 0.59 0.00
               
Crayford Industrial Area Acorn Industrial Park - Phases 1 & 2   5.47   Developed or under construction 5.47 0.00
  Acorn Industrial Park - Phases 3     1.47 Planning permission – site cleared 0.00 1.47
  Rich Industrial Estate (Tower Retail Park)     4.20 Developed for retail and industry 4.20 0.00
  Former Samas Roneo, Maiden Lane     4.66 Available for redevelopment / reuse 0.00 4.66
Crayford Secondary Employment Areas Former David Evans Silk Works, Bourne Road     1.56 Available for redevelopment / reuse 0.00 1.56
Tanners Works, Maxim Road     0.51 Available for redevelopment / reuse 0.00 0.51  
Land Adjacent to Tanners Works, Maxim Road     0.66 Vacant - site cleared 0.00 0.66  
Land adjacent to Crayford Rough, Maxim Road 0.77 Vacant 0.00 0.76
               
Foots Cray Business Area MFI, Maidstone Road (Five Arch Business Estate)     1.74 Site developed 1.74 0.00

 

Land to rear of Palm Avenue, (Five Arch Business Estate)     1.88 Site developed 1.88 0.00
Land at junction of Palm Avenue and Maidstone Road     0.33 Site developed for redidential 0.33 0.00  
Land to rear of ICL (Five Arch Business Estate)     1.36 Vacant 0.00 1.36  
Site at junc. of Cray Road and Edgington Way     2.45 Vacant 0.00 2.45  
               
Sites in designated Preferred Office locations Former Astoria Cinema site, Mayplace Road, Bexleyheath 0.07     Developed for A3 use 0.07 0.00
267 Broadway, Bexleyheath 0.05     No change 0.00 0.05  
2-8 Hatherly Road, Sidcup 0.40     Developed as a Nursing Home (C2) 0.40 0.00  
               

Rest of Bexley totals

1.05 7.48 37.16   25.46 20.42  

Total available business land

  56.71  

Table 2: Business land available on large sites at 30.9.2002

Large site = sites in excess of 0.2 ha or 500m² floor space

x = no planning permission pp = planning permission exp = expired pp

app = appeal awaiting Public Inquiry decision

 
  Available for business development
 
Employment Area

Site address

Status at 30.9.2002   *Ha **Ha
           
Belvedere

Norman Park, Picardy Manorway

Vacant pp 4.90  
 

Land west of Crabtree Manorway North

Vacant exp 2.80  
 

Land at junction of Picardy Manorway and Bronze Age Way

Vacant x 1.92  
 

Land at junction of Anderson Way and Bronze Age Way

Vacant exp 2.00  
 

Land west of Waldrist Way (A21 - Borough Plan)

Vacant x 2.10  
 

Land west of Waldrist Way (A22 - Borough Plan)

Vacant x 7.00  
 

Land west of Waldrist Way (A23 - Borough Plan)

Vacant x 9.00  
 

Former Borax Works, Norman Road

Cleared for redevelopment app   3.40
 

Land west of Norman Road (former Borax spoil sites)

Vacant app   2.50
 

Land at Centurion Way

Vacant x 0.67  
           
Fraser Road, Erith

Former Atlas and GEC Works, Fraser Road, Erith

Cleared for redevelopment pp   1.09
           
Thames Road, Crayford

Former Post Office Supplies now Optima Park

Cleared for redevelopment pp   4.60
 

Land at Century Wharf, adj. Century Oils

Available for redevelopment pp   1.25
           
Crayford Industrial Area

Acorn Industrial Park - Phase 3

Cleared for redevelopment pp   1.47
 

Former Samas Roneo, Maiden Lane

Available for redevelopment / reuse x   4.66
Crayford Secondary Employment Area

Former David Evans Silk Works, Bourne Road

Available for redevelopment / reuse x   1.56

Tanners Works, Maxim Road

Available for redevelopment / reuse x   0.51  

Land Adjacent to Tanners Works, Maxim Road

Vacant - site cleared x   0.66  

Land adjacent to Crayford Rough, Maxim Road

Vacant x 0.76    
           
Foots Cray Business Area

Land to rear of ICL (Five Arch Business Estate)

Cleared for redevelopment x   1.36
 

Site at junction of Cray Road and Edgington Way

Cleared for redevelopment x   2.45
           
Offices

267 Broadway, Bexleyheath

Carried forward from 1992 x 0.05
           
Totals  

 

  31.20 25.51

Table 2 Notes:

* Hectarage of provision of land NOT PREVIOUSLY IN BUSINESS USE or land / floor space that would be an addition to land currently used for business

** Hectarage of land which is available for redevelopment or re-use on information at 30th September 2002

Business use is defined as use classes B1 to B8 (inclusive) and sui generis uses akin to these

Table 3: Loss of designated Employment Area land to uses other than B1- B8

Employment Area

Site address

New use

Ha

Belvedere (Secondary Employment Area)

Land west of Picardy Manorway

Developed for residential use

0.62

The bungalow & 1-4, Picardy Manorway

Developed for residential use

1.30

Crayford Industrial Area

Rich Industrial Estate (Tower Retail Park)

Retail Warehousing

3.02

Fraser Road, Erith

Former Atlas and GEC Works, Fraser Road, Erith

Retail Warehousing

0.92

Foots Cray Business Area

Land at junction of Palm Avenue and Maidstone Road

Developed for residential use

0.33

West Street, Bexleyheath

(Secondary Employment Area)

Adelaide Care Centre, 35 West Street, Bexleyheath

Developed as Nursing Home

0.42

 

 

 

Total employment land lost to other uses 1996 - 30.9.2002

6.61