Dulwich area vision

The new draft Southwark Plan has a vison for all areas in the Borough, this is the one for Dulwich. ‘The unique historic character of Dulwich will be protected and enhanced. Dulwich will continue to be a popular and pleasant place to live with many attractive homes alongside playing fields, parks, tree lined roads and large gardens. Much of Dulwich is covered by conservation areas and accessible, well used open spaces and these will continue to be improved’.

We already have an adopted Dulwich SPD (2013) which says that the Council  ‘is working with the local community and organisations such as Dulwich Estate and the Dulwich Society to continue to protect Dulwich Village/West Dulwich. Dulwich Village/West Dulwich is a suburban area with many playing fields, parks and tree lined roads and large gardens. There are shops and services for the local community within an historic shopping street. We will continue to protect Dulwich Village/West Dulwich as a historic area with a good range of local shops and services, open spaces and homes. Evening and night-time uses will be controlled to keep a good balance of uses and protect the amenity of residential areas: Dulwich Village and Dulwich Woods. Dulwich Village conservation area is mainly housing with the village itself at its heart. Dulwich Wood is mostly open space (including parkland, playing fields, allotments and a golf course) surrounded by housing. We will continue to protect the character of these areas and the historic buildings within them. This includes attractive and well used landmark buildings such as Dulwich College and Dulwich Picture Gallery and large open spaces such as Dulwich Park. The Mayor does not set us targets for Dulwich Village/West Dulwich. We are conserving Dulwich Village/West Dulwich and there is no capacity for large scale growth’.

The current adopted Core Strategy (2011) says that the Council is ‘working with the local community and organisations such as the Dulwich Estate and the Dulwich Society to continue to protect Dulwich Village/West Dulwich. Dulwich Village/ West Dulwich is a suburban area with many playing fields, parks, tree lined roads and large gardens. There are shops and services for the local community within an historic shopping street.

We will continue to protect Dulwich Village/West Dulwich as a historic area with a good range of local shops and services, open spaces and homes. Evening and night-time uses will be controlled to keep a good balance of uses and protect the amenity of residential areas. There are two conservation areas: Dulwich Village and Dulwich Woods. Dulwich Village conservation area is mainly housing with the village itself at its heart. Dulwich Wood is mostly open space (including parkland, playing fields, allotments and a golf course) surrounded by housing. We will continue to protect the character of these areas and the historic buildings within them.

This includes attractive and well used landmark buildings such as Dulwich College and Dulwich Picture Gallery and large open spaces such as Dulwich Park.
The Mayor does not set us targets for Dulwich Village/West Dulwich. We are conserving Dulwich Village/West Dulwich and there is no capacity for large scale growth. We are producing a supplementary planning document to provide further guidance on how we will protect Dulwich Village/West Dulwich.’

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