Decision details

Revised Lambeth Local Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To adopt the revised Lambeth Local Plan following the receipt of the Inspector's report.


The report was introduced by Deputy Leader (Planning Investment and New Homes) Councillor Matthew Bennett who highlighted that:

·         The process received a vast amount of community engagement stakeholder involvement.

·         The policy planned for more homes which were affordable. Especially as the Labour party recognised that there was a severe housing and homelessness crisis which would be addressed by building homes.

·         In addittion to more homes, the policy planned for more jobs and affordable workspaces and sustainable climiate, which reflected the commitments Lambeth made.

·         All Large developments north of Brixton will always have affordable work space, for example Elizabeth House in Waterloo, had one of the largest, permenant affordable workspaces in London.

·         The Government appointed inspector removed the councils plans for affordable housing under 10 units as well as capped rent in co-living spaces.


In response to some of the questions the Deputy Leader and officers advised the following:

·         The government stated that securing affordable housing from small developments was a barrier to deliver small sites. Although, there had been no evidence of this in Lambeth. Lambeth were always able to secure affordable housing on small sites.

·         The council would continue to ensure that they secure affordable housing and workspaces.

·         Government proposals would not change this plan and it would not be affected by new systems, however, any future plan that may be reviewed would.


Cabinet welcomed the plan and were pleased that it had incorporated multiple aspects around safety, crime prevention and counter terrorism which embedded the Lambeth Made Safer Strategy and the Safer Spaces and Violence Against Women and Girls workstream. This demonstrated that the council could work collabritvely across directorates in order to make policies fit for purpose for the local community.


RESOLVED unanimously:

1.         To recommend Council adopt the revised Lambeth Local Plan 2021, incorporating main modifications, at Appendix 3 and the Changes to the Policies Map at Appendix 4.

Report author: Catherine Carpenter

Publication date: 14/09/2021

Date of decision: 13/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 13/09/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 22/09/2021

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