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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 L: Key Indicators and Targets for the UDP

No Indicator Target
1 % new dwellings, permitted and completed, on previously developed land 60% of all new dwellings on previously developed land
2 % of other development on previously developed land 60% of other development on previously developed land
3 % affordable housing 35% of private residential developments over 15 units to be affordable housing
4 Number of new dwellings 5320 dwellings to be completed between 1997-2016 or approximately 280 per year
5 % vacant shop premises Less than 10% vacancy rate in Strategic and Major District Shopping Centres
6 % A1 in core shopping frontages 70% + A1 units in core frontages
7 % A1 in non-core shopping frontages 55% + A1 units in non-core frontages
8 Retail approvals fulfilling sequential approach No schemes approved by Local Planning Authority failing to meet sequential approach
9 % vacancy rate in neighbourhood shopping centres Less than 10% vacancy rate
10 Inappropriate development in Green Belt or Metropolitan Open Land Less than 5% of relevant applications approved by the Local Authority
11 Area of land allocated for industrial use taken up for development All sites identified in Appendix I to be taken up by the end of the Plan period (2016)
12 % of land in Primary Employment Areas developed for other than business uses Less than 5% of allocated space during Plan period
13 Design statements/briefs prepared for major development sites Number prepared as % of major sites
14 Number of commercial and large housing schemes approved exceeding maximum parking standards Less than 5% of schemes approved
15 Proposals approved that would result in the loss of Listed Buildings or land-mark buildings in Conservation Areas Less than 5% of appropriate applications
16 Net change in area protected by nature conservation designations, including AMINCs, Local Nature Reserves and SSSIs No net loss of designated land
17 Number of advertised departures from the Plan approved by the Local Planning Authority Less than 1% of total permissions granted