Welcome: A Neighbourhood Plan for Deptford

Over the next 10 years we expect several millions of pounds from development earmarked for the community to spend in our area on local projects.  Since 2015 Deptford Neighbourhood Action (DNA) has engaged with many local groups and people to find out what matters most to many local people when we consider the future of our neighbourhood.

Working Groups of local volunteers have collected data, reviewed reports, the London Plan and local planning policies to develop the first draft of Deptford Neighbourhood Plan.  The current draft work is available here.

We, from DNA and Working Group members, would like to invite you to help us shape and add detail to this first draft of planning policies and priority projects.

Please tell us to what extent you can agree with the initial ideas and add any others.

Thank you!


Deptford Neighbourhood Action Online Survey

Welcome to the Draft Deptford Neighbourhood Action (DNA) Neighbourhood Forum Plan online survey. Click here to go to the survey.
DNA became a Designated Neighbourhood Forum in February 2016, and since that time we have been seeking your views on what should be included within the Deptford Neighbourhood Plan (NPlan).
Along the way we have been taking your comments, ideas, & opinions into helping to creating it.

We have held public meetings, attended other community group events and meetings, Local Assembly meetings and have had specialist work carried out by consultants to:

  • enable local people to affect the design of Convoys Wharf, called a Design Code:
  • come up with small social housing in-fill site ideas
  • write up a Character and Heritage survey to persuade the Council to list important heritage within the DNA NPlan Area.
Following from our detailed work with five issue based groups:
  1. Housing
  2. Health & Wellbeing
  3. Local Economy
  4. Green and Open Spaces, Heritage
  5. Additional work on making Deptford a Child Friendly Neighbourhood, including input from Lewisham Council’s Planning team.
We are now in a position to publish the Pre-Submission DNA Neighbourhood Plan.
Once again, we are seeking your views, at this opportunity to influence the Plan. We need your support for the draft policies and project ideas to ensure, that as this will be a Neighbourhood Plan that will run for 15 years, and that it contains the best policies that their can be for the benefit of Deptford.
We would be very grateful if you to let us have your views by reviewing the full version of the draft plan and completing this survey online.
The full version of the plan can be found here or reviewed until Wednesday 18th December 2019 at Pepys Resource Centre, open 10.00 am – 3.00 pm Mondays and Wednesdays
Paper copies of this online survey are available there as well as an opportunity to tell us to what extent you can support the draft policies via an interactive exhibition format. The interactive exhibition might prove an attractive means of providing feedback, asking questions and meeting neighbours.Remember – This is our opportunity to shape the future of  Deptford, so please feel free to share this link and survey with your neighbours.

Yours faithfully,
Joyce Jacca, Chair of DNA Steering Group


Next DNA Public Meeting  – Pubic Launch of the Draft Plan

When? Thursday 17th October 2019.

What Time? 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Where? 2000 Community Action Centre, 199-201 Grove Steet, London SE8 3PG.

Download the flyer for the Open Meeting of the Launch of the DNA Neighbourhood Plan here (85kB).

Download the Proposals Map here (57kB).


Neighbourhood Plan Progress Meeting

DNA will be holding a Neighbourhood Plan progress meeting with the Neighbourhood Forum Consultant Angela Koch (from Imagine Places) who will be talking us through the draft Neighbourhood Plan.

All Welcome.

Refreshments will be provided. Area for young children to play in – computers etc for older children all on site.

When? Saturday 23rd March 2019.

What Time? 11.00 am – 13.00 pm.

Where? Pepys Resource Centre, Old Library, Deptford Strand, London, SE8 3BA.