Published 23rd April 2018
The Council has adopted a Growth Strategy, which will help Bexley meet the need for new homes and jobs. It will ensure growth is managed carefully to benefit local people. It will also bring benefits to transport connectivity, economic prosperity and skills.
Subject to the provision of the right levels of infrastructure, in the right locations, the document sets out how up to 31,500 new homes and 17,500 new jobs can be delivered across the borough in a 30-year time horizon to 2050. The adopted strategy is the first step in updating the Council’s Local Plan documents.
Key outcomes from the Bexley Growth Strategy:
- achieve a step change in strategic transport infrastructure improvements and regeneration opportunities, particularly in the north of the borough – the former radically enhancing Bexley’s connectivity to London;
- enhance social and green infrastructure for the wellbeing of the borough’s residents and its environment;
- secure and enhance educational, skills and employment prospects locally and on the London employment-stage including the Place and Making Institute;
- create a network of flexible working spaces;
- increase the flow and diversity of housing availability for all tenures, households, sizes and life stages;
- increase vitality and investment opportunities,
- make best use of private and public sector landholdings in a tough financial setting;
- protect the things that already make Bexley a good place to live and work and be ambitious in seeking to develop new assets for future generations.
A link to the London Borough of Bexley website regarding the growth strategy can be found here.
There are two opportunity areas which are defined in the London Plan as places where significant growth could occur as a result of large amounts of available brownfield land. They are the subject of investment to enable growth to come forward. Bexley has the eastern most element of the Thamesmead and Abbey Wood area and the whole of the Bexley Riverside OA which extends from Belvedere to Crayford.