Consultation has started on plans which could see more than 15,000 new homes and 8,000 businesses built across two south-east London boroughs in the coming decades.

Public comments are wanted on  the Thamesmead and Abbey Wood Area of Opportunity, with the feedback to help shape future developments in the area. 

The comments will form part of a long-term planning and framework document, which will potentially be adopted by summer 2020.

Stretching across the London Boroughs of Greenwich and Bexley, the Thamesmead and Abbey Wood area is one of the largest of the 38 sites identified as being suitable for large scale development in the Mayor’s 2015 London Plan.

The Mayor of London, in partnership with Transport for London (TfL), Royal Borough of Greenwich and London Borough of Bexley are working together to produce the plan.

Draft proposals state the area could potentially deliver 15,500 new and affordable homes and 8,000 jobs – while ensuring the area “remains a mixed and inclusive place” – by 2041.

In a draft consultation published on the Mayor Of London’s website, it’s stated that the area’s green spaces and waterways will be “celebrated”.

“Thamesmead and Abbey Wood will offer the best of both city and nature,

with quick and easy access to a new town centre, neighbouring centres,

and the rest of London through new and improved local connections

and a good quality public transport system,” it states.

“Thamesmead and Abbey Wood’s green spaces and waterways will be celebrated and there will an abundance of green space on every doorstep.”

Feedback can be given by searching for the Thamesmead and Abbey Wood Opportunity Area consultation on the website, or emailing

Consultation will run until March 10, 2020.