Monitoring the London Plan

The tenth Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) published by the Mayor in March 2014 is the third to use the suite of 24 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) from the 2011 London Plan to monitor delivery. These KPIs are at the core of the AMR (see chapter 2).

Please note that an updated version with amended figures for long term empty homes returning to use was uploaded on 10 July 2014.
The new total for empty homes returning to use has changed from – 182 to + 2,018. This means in terms of KPI 4 that 26,600 dwellings were completed in 2012/13 instead of 24,400 dwellings, 18 % below the target of 32,210 dwellings, not 24 %.
 

Section 346 of the Greater London Authority (GLA) Act 1999 places a duty on the Mayor to monitor the implementation of the Mayor’s London Plan. The Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) is the central document in the monitoring process and assessing the effectiveness of the London Plan.

Paragraph 8.18 of the London Plan clarifies that the target for each indicator should be regarded as a benchmark, showing the direction and scale of change. These targets contribute to measuring the performance of the objectives set out in Policy 1.1 and paragraph 1.53 of the London Plan but do not represent additional policy in themselves.

The inclusion of additional relevant performance measures and statistics helps to paint a broader picture of London’s performance (see chapter 3). The AMR draws on a range of data sources, but the GLA’s London Development Database (LDD) is of central importance. The LDD is a “live” system monitoring planning permissions and completions. It provides good quality, comprehensive data for the GLA, London boroughs and others involved in planning for London.

The Mayor has published an AMR in spring each year since 2005. Previous reports can be downloaded below: