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Elephant and Castle

An example of planning how to deliver the project.

Elephant and Castle, London Borough of Southwark

Elephant and Castle, London Borough of Southwark. Click to enlarge.

Setting principles for delivery through planning

Seeking development partners for the Elephant & Castle project, London Borough of Southwark put together and adopted a planning framework principles document. This was done in parallel with ongoing resident and stakeholder consultation, so as to shape the principles using input from a broad range of people.

The document has served as a delivery plan, clearly setting out the anticipated route through planning for this long-term, complex regeneration project and establishing key principles for development. On this basis, the council competitively selected two RSL consortia and a panel of designers for the housing sites, with architects chosen for their track record of high quality design. A commercial developer was selected for the major retail site via the OJEU, based on an agreed legal framework and the adopted planning principles.

CABE’s briefing paper, Agreeing a procurement strategy has further information on this project.