Planning Committee

London is already eight times the size in population of the UK's second city Birmingham. Yet in the next 10 years the capital is expected to grow again by the size of Birmingham's one million population. How can this be done in terms of housing, facilities, green space and quality of life? The Planning Committee examines the Mayor's blueprint called the London Plan which is designed to answer these questions.

Watch how tall buildings can alter the face of London

As part of its investigation into the Mayor’s Draft London Plan, the Planning Committee will examine the growth in the number of planned tall buildings in the capital and their residential use.

Recent work

Housing in Outer London, 19 October 2018

The new London Plan is anticipating a steep increase in new homes to be created in outer London. However, some suburban boroughs are concerned they will not be able to deliver at the levels proposed. They claim that more intensive development will be at the expense of large family housing and local character. 

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Grenfell must never happen again | Sprinklers as the next step in fire safety

Recent actions

In the news

  • All homes should be fitted with sprinklers to save lives, says Grenfell Tower fire safety report - The Independent

  • Bridging the gap: Mayor Sadiq Khan urged to consider prefab homes to help ease London's housing shortage - Evening Standard 

Video: Offsite manufactured homes

Committee Members

Contact the Planning Committee

If you have a media enquiry relating to this Committee please contact:                     

Communications Officer: Giles Broadbent, [email protected], 020 7983 4067

If you have a general query about this Committee and its work please contact:

Scrutiny Manager: Paul Watling, [email protected], 020 7983 4393

Senior Committee Officer: Teresa Young, [email protected], 020 7983 6559

If you wish to contact the Mayor’s Office about planning, contact 020 7983 4000.

Committee meetings

Browse meetings and agendas for this committee and to check out further information relating to the committee, including the terms of reference