The Bromley Local Plan

Bromley's Local Plan was adopted on 16 January 2019 and, in conjunction with the London Plan is used to determine planning applications.

The Local Plan replaces The Bromley Unitary Development Plan (UDP) which is only relevant in respect of planning appeals against refusals of permission determined when it was the Statutory Local Plan.

As required by the Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2012 the following documents are now available.

They can be inspected at the following locations

Local Plan Maps

The maps can be viewed through the interactive local plan map, this allows you to locate an area of interest or site in a number of ways and then see which designations/allocations apply and provides a direct link to the associated Local Plan Policies.

The map is also available as a set of pdf files in the form of  A3 map sheets 

As the pdfs files are A3, if you don’t have an A3 printer, make sure the page and paper settings in the print menu are adjusted to ‘landscape’ and to ‘fit’ the page, if this is not done, only one corner of page will be printed.

It is important to note that areas which have no designation will be subject to other policies in the plan depending on the type of development or use proposed.

Due to the scale of the A3 maps, the Listed Buildings designations available on the interactive map cannot be shown, but are available through the listed building page.

Specific site designation and allocation maps can also be seen in the appropriate chapters and appendices of the Local Plan document, these relate to; the Biggin Hill Airport areas, Strategic Outer London Development Centre (Biggin Hill Airport), Business Improvement Areas, Crystal Palace SOLDC, Education Sites, Site Allocations, Waste Sites, Local Green Space, Locally Significant Industrial Sites (LSIS), Strategic Industrial Locations and Traveller Sites

Other relevant matters

Conservation Areas SSSI’s and Listed buildings (Statutory and Local) are subject to separate and different forms of consultation; consequently they can change during the life of the Local Plan, with amendments or new areas, sites or buildings being identified as suitable for the protection offered by designation.

In addition to these designations, there may also be changes to the London Plan, government legislation and government guidance during the life of this plan, when such changes take place, the current specific references in the adopted plan are likely to be incorrect; nevertheless, as the Bromley Local Plan must comply with the aforementioned, any changes to legislation etc., will take precedence over the policies in the Bromley Local Plan if it is at variance with them. There are links to these documents on the planning policy page.

Also relevant to the Local Plan are the annual monitoring reports and five year housing supply.


Planning policy


Tel: 020 8313 4730

Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH