Deptford Neighbourhood Plan

Public Consultation

Reg 14 Consultation, October 2019

Producing a Neighbourhood Plan is a right for communities introduced through the Localism Act 2011.

Deptford Neighbourhood Action (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 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, Deptford Design Code can be viewed here.
  • 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.

From our detailed work with 5 issue based groups:

  • Housing
  • Health & well-being
  • Local Economy
  • Green and Open Spaces
  • Heritage

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, known as Regulation 14 under the 2011 Localism Act.

Once again, we are seeking your views 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, that it contains the best policies for the benefit of everyone who lives/works in Deptford.

We would be very grateful if you to let us have your views by either reviewing the full version of the draft plan which is attached, or reading the summary booklet, which will enable you to complete a short tick a box survey online – there is also a place for comments where you can add any suggestions/ideas/opinions.

Click here to go to the survey.

This Draft Neighbourhood Plan is out for consultation up to the week before Christmas, and can be downloaded here.

A printed copy can be viewed until Wednesday 18th December 2019 at Pepys Resource Centre open 10.00 am – 3.00 pm Mondays & Wednesdays and in Deptford Lounge at the Deptford Energy Cafe on Mondays 10.00 am – 6.00 pm where you can also get assistance to complete the on-line survey.

Will be make paper copies available of this online survey at these two locations shortly, and set up an exhibition in Pepys Resource centre with all the Policy and Project details. The interactive exhibition might prove an attractive means of providing feedback, asking questions and meeting neighbours.

This is our opportunity to shape the future of  Deptford, so please feel free to share this link and survey with others living, working or volunteering in Deptford. Thank you for your support.

Yours faithfully, 
Joyce Jacca, Chair of DNA Steering Group and The DNA team

Download a summary of the DNA Neighbourhood plan here (3MB).


Design Codes for Better Connections with Convoys Wharf

As a result of the Mayor of Lewisham’s decision at the Mayor and Cabinet meeting on 17 February 2016, the DNA Neighbourhood Forum was authorised to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan for the DNA neighbourhood area, which falls within the administrative boundaries of Lewisham.

In July 2018 ARU were commissioned by Locality to produce a set of Design Codes to support Deptford Neighbourhood Action’s Neighbourhood Plan.

View/download the Design Code document here.