Over the coming months, the council will be developing the new Southwark Plan which is the framework for all land use and development in Southwark.
The plan will influence residents' local environment by setting down how the area they live and work in is protected and developed over the next 15 to 20 years.
The consultation with residents has opened and the council is keen to know what residents think is important about the places where they live, work and visit.
This includes things like transport, pathways, cycle and pedestrian routes - they's like to know how people get to different places, what they think of the destination and what they would like the places to offer under a wide range of subjects such as leisure, recreation, housing and transport.
The council also needs to know what is important - what features of the local area are precious, iconic or need to be protected, and what areas need development, seem good spaces for housing or shopping and how this would fit in with the surrounding area.
The council also wants to know about what people think about their high streets and existing shopping areas. The council also needs to know what and who these local places should be for - what's missing in terms of provision for different sorts of people and their unique circumstances.
Officers are especially keen to hear from business owners.
Related website: www.southwark.gov.uk/communityconversations