London Borough of Croydon

The first part of the Croydon local plan, the strategic policies were adopted in April 2013. A partial review has been undertaken of the Strategic Policies. Alongside this, preparation of the second part of the local plan, the detailed policies and proposals, has taken place and provides the development management planning policies and site allocations. Read more about what the Local Plan is and why the council is reviewing some existing designations.

A Secretary of State appointed Planning Inspector, has examined the Detailed Policies and Proposals. He concluded his examination in January 2018. The Planning Inspector has found the Detailed Policies and Proposals sound subject to a number of main modifications being made to them. His full report can be found in the downloads section of this page.

The Detailed Policies and Proposals, as submitted and examined by the Planning Inspector can be found in the downloads section of this page. It should be read in conjunction with the Inspector’s Report as the Inspector has recommended changes to the Plan, which have to be made for it to be formally adopted. The Plan is accompanied by a draft Policies Map which can be viewed here. This is also subject to modification and should be viewed in conjunction with the Inspector’s Report. Upon adoption of the Croydon Local Plan the Council will publish a revised Policies Map incorporating all of the Inspector’s changes.

What happens next?

The Council aims to adopt the Local Plan in early 2018.

The Examination

Details of the examination and all associated documents (including documents that were previously on this page) can be found on the Locla Plan Examination page. Visit the Examination webpage for more information.

Sustainability appraisal

A sustainability appraisal has also been undertaken on the Croydon Local Plan. Visit the sustainability appraisal webpage for more information.


Evidence supporting the detailed policies and proposals can be found in the relevant topics via our local plan evidence by topic web page.


Spatial Planning

Development and Environment
020 8407 1385
Address Line:

6th Floor Zone B, Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA


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