Planning

Since the Society was established in 2007 much of our work has been related to town planning.

High rise blocks towering over the high street
High rises of Site G towering over the 2-storey shops.

Planning Applications

We monitor planning proposals in central Bromley and comment where we feel that they are of particular concern.

If you have concerns about any planning proposals affecting central Bromley please contact us (see details at bottom of page).

huge sky scraper in the middle of 2 storey shops
S2 Developments felt that locals needed this sky scraper to find the High Street

The documents below specify what buildings can be built in the town centre:


Introduction

Planning has a huge effect on our daily lives and yet it is often little understood. An overview of the planning system is available via the links below:

UK Government Plain English Guide to the Planning System

Campaign for the Protection of Rural England guide to planning

The council draws up different kinds of documents to decide what planning applications, so what kinds of buildings can be built, in an area:

  • Neighbourhood Planning

    Introduced in 2011 through the Localism Act, Neighbourhood Planning allows local residents and businesses to have their own planning policies in a Neighbourhood Plan that reflects their priorities, delivers tangible local benefits and has real weight in planning decisions. Neighbourhood Plans can deal with single issue planning policies such as heritage and conservation, or include…
  • Local Plans

    Local Plans set out a framework for the future development of an area, addressing needs and opportunities in relation to housing, the economy and infrastructure – as well as being a basis for safeguarding the environment and securing good design. Local Plans also help to guide decisions about individual development proposals, as they are the…
20 storey high rise next to a two storey station
One of the proposals for the area behind Bromley North Station

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