Developing Bromley’s Local Plan

The Local Plan for Bromley was adopted on 16 January 2019

The following documents associated with this adopted plan can be viewed

You can continue to view details of the Local Plan Examination, including the Inspector’s Report and the Examination library below.

The council submitted the Draft Local Plan for examination on 11 August 2017.

For all details associated with the examination visit

Bromley Local Plan examination

The council consulted on its proposed submission Draft Local Plan between 14 November and 31 December 2016 in accordance with Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.

The response to this consultation was reported to Development Control Committee on 12 June 2017 (Item 8) and the council’s Executive on the 20 June (Item 256), seeking agreement to ask Full Council for approval to submit the Draft Local Plan to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for examination. 

The Executive resolved to agree to the submission to the Secretary of State; the Draft Local Plan be referred to Full Council for approval for Submission to the Secretary of State for Communities for Independent Examination and that authority be delegated to the Chief Planner in consultation with the Leader of the Council to approve further information and amendments as required prior to or soon after submission. The Full Council (Item 22) at its meeting on 26 June 2017 approved the Draft Local Plan for submission to the Secretary of State and it was submitted for examination on 11 August 2017.

The Bromley Local Plan examination hearings took place between 4 and 14 December 2017 the council is awaiting the Inspectors Report. For all details associated with the examination visit the Local Plan examination pages.

As part of this process Main Modifications were published for public consultation  between 22 June and 10 August 2018. They  intended to address some of the issues arising from the inspector’s comments and queries at the public hearings.


Details on the background to the Local Plan, and brief outlines of the consultations undertaken to date can be found on the background to the Local Plan page

Current planning documents

While the Local Plan was  being progressed, the majority of the policies within the adopted UDP (July 2006) were  saved and form part of Bromley's Development Plan as does the Bromley Town Centre Area Action Plan and the London Plan which is published by the Mayor of London. In addition the council has approved Supplementary Planning Documents for Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing, which are also used in assessing and determining planning applications and development proposals.

Existing locally approved planning documents

Local Plan consultations

All consultations on Bromley's Local Plan and related matters take place through our planning consultation portal. Documents relating to both live and closed consultations are still available for inspection on the portal.

These documents are available for inspection and comment together with previous (closed for comment) consultation documents on the Planning Consultation Portal.

Planning policy


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