The London Plan

Further Alterations to the London Plan January 2014

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On 15 January 2014, the Mayor published Draft Further Alterations to the London Plan (FALP) for a twelve-week period of public consultation.

On 15 December 2014, the Mayor published the report of the planning inspector who undertook the examination in public of the Draft Further Alterations to the London Plan.

Revised Early Minor Alterations to the London Plan October 2013

On 11 October 2013, the Mayor published Revised Early Minor Alterations to the London Plan (REMA). From this date, the REMA are operative as formal alterations to the London Plan (the Mayor’s spatial development strategy) and form part of the development plan for Greater London.

Read about the preparation of the Revised Early Minor Alterations to the London Plan.

The London Plan July 2011

In July 2011 the Mayor published the replacement of the spatial development strategy for London – known as the London Plan.

The London Plan is the overall strategic plan for London, and it sets out a fully integrated economic, environmental, transport and social framework for the development of the capital to 2031. It forms part of the development plan for Greater London. London boroughs’ local plans need to be in general conformity with the London Plan, and its policies guide decisions on planning applications by councils and the Mayor.

London Plan July 2011 RTF (opens in new window) (2.4MB)

Because of the size of the PDF file, it is available to download in chapters.

From 22 July 2011 this replaces the London Plan (consolidated with alterations since 2004 which was published in February 2008. The earlier document now has no formal effect.

On 3 May 2011, the Mayor wrote to Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, enclosing a draft of the new Plan, a statement of the Mayor’s responses to all the recommendations of the EiP Panel’s report (including his reasons for not accepting a number of these recommendations), and notifying him of his intention to publish the London Plan after the statutory six weeks’ consultation with Government, unless the Secretary of State directed otherwise.

On 13 June 2011, the Secretary of State wrote in reply to say that he was content that the London Plan should be published.

Together with the new London Plan, the Mayor has also published on 22 July 2011 a Sustainability Statement on the replacement London Plan, and the schedule of his responses to the recommendations of the EiP Panel in their report to the Mayor on the Draft replacement London Plan.

Replacement London Plan Sustainability Statement PDF (opens in new window)
Replacement London Plan Sustainability Statement RTF (opens in new window)

Mayor's response to EiP Panel report PDF (opens in new window)
Mayor's response to EiP Panel report RTF (opens in new window)

A statutory notice announcing the publication of the London Plan appeared in the London Gazette and the London Evening Standard on 22 July 2011.

London Plan notice PDF (opens in new window)
London Plan notice RTF (opens in new window)

The London Plan is available for public inspection at City Hall free of charge on Mondays to Thursdays from 8.30am to 6pm and on Fridays from 8.30am to 5.30pm.

If you would like to order the London Plan July 2011 at £50.00 a copy please fill in the London Plan order form RTF (opens in new window) and email it to publications@london.gov.uk or send it to:

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