Lewisham Small Sites

Help shape the future of small site housing development in Lewisham.

Lewisham, like all boroughs, is dealing with a housing crisis and a climate emergency. To help tackle these issues, we’re preparing a draft small sites design guidance to encourage the delivery of more high-quality, sustainable homes across the borough.

The document will help the people of Lewisham create high-quality, sustainable and affordable new homes on small sites across the borough, providing examples of best practice and helping to place small-scale housing development within reach of ordinary people.

Architects Ash Sakula and RCKa have been appointed to develop a Supplementary Planning Document* and design code for housing on small sites, which we hope will be formally adopted in 2021.  (The Mayor of London’s new London Plan defines “small sites” as anything a quarter of a hectare or less – that’s just over 1/3 of the area of a standard football pitch). Work on the draft document has now been completed, and we are now interested in hearing your views on the work we have done so far.

You can find out more about the Small Sites SPD on Lewisham’s website here, and you can comment on the work using the link below.

Lewisham Small Sites Citizen Space Have Your Say

* A Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is a formal piece of planning policy which provides additional guidance on how to meet the requirements of the wider Local Plan. You can read more about Lewisham’s Local Plan here.