Five London councils have launched their regional partnership growth prospectus that sets out a clear vision and ambition for shaping sustainable growth in South London, building on the existing strengths of the area and seeking to address longstanding challenges like poor transport links.

The South London Partnership is a sub-regional collaboration of five London boroughs; Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Sutton. Over the past few months the partnership has been strengthened with a refreshed commitment to focus on:

  • Shaping sustainable growth
  • Securing devolution to unlock opportunities
  • Driving efficiency

The prospectus highlights a wide range of existing plans that will deliver new homes and jobs. But the Partnership also sets out its aims to build on these to further contribute to addressing the growth challenge in London. Together, they will work with the Government, Mayor of London, other London boroughs and neighbouring authorities, public sector bodies, business and communities to pursue their goals.

Chair of the Partnership and Leader of Merton Council, Cllr Stephen Alambritis, said: “South London has a wide range of programmes under way to deliver new homes and jobs. This prospectus highlights some of the exciting plans already underway. But it also marks a shared commitment from our cross-party partnership to work together to go further – to secure the benefits of growth for our communities while maintaining the quality of life and other features that make South London a place where many people want to live and work.”

Director of the South London Partnership, Sarah Sturrock, added: “This prospectus underlines our ambitious vision for South London. We will work together and with our partners to unlock and support the delivery of key economic development, growth and regeneration opportunities.

“Over the coming months I look forward to developing our proposition further, and strengthen our partnerships.”