Current consultations

From 30 May 2023 to 28 Jun 2023

This is the Statutory process for amending the Housing Estate Traffic Management Order made in February 2021

Residents are asked for any objections to the inclusion of the schemes listed.

Plans are also available for review electronically or by emailing

The closing date for comments is 28 June 2023

From 19 May 2023 to 30 Jun 2023

We are interested to know your views on the level of support that should be offered to residents who are underoccupying; to help and support them into properties which are more suitable to their needsa nd to increase the flow of larger homes back into circulation for larger families in housing need.

From 24 Apr 2023 to 02 Jun 2023

In England, councils can reduce business rates with a hardship relief. The Royal Borough of Greenwich is currently reviewing its discretionary scheme to reduce business rates on the grounds of hardship, but we need your feedback.  

The purpose of the hardship relief scheme is to support rate payers by helping reduce their rates in exceptional circumstances.   

When deciding on applications, the Council is considering using a range of criteria All factors must be taken into account to enable us to reach a fair, reasonable and proportionate decision.  

Section 49 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 provides billing authorities with the discretion to reduce business rates “to such extent as the authority thinks fit”; where it is satisfied that: 

  • The ratepayer would sustain hardship if the authority did not do so; and 

  • It is reasonable for the authority to do so, having regard to the interests of persons subject to its council tax. 

We are seeking your views on which criteria to use when considering whether to reduce rates for businesses that may need it in Royal Greenwich.