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 corrections of a few minor errors which neither affect the data nor the conclusions of the AMR was uploaded on 24 March 2014 at 14:30.  If you have downloaded the AMR before this date/time, you may still consider to do so again.

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: