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Planning Committee

The Mayor of London has a significant strategic role in planning – setting the London Plan and making a final decision on large-scale developments. The Planning Committee’s role is to scrutinise the detail of the London Plan and the Mayor’s use of planning powers.


Did you know?

  • There will be 10 million Londoners by 2036
  • 600 applications for tall buildings have been referred to the Mayor since 2008
  • Redeveloping 950 hectares of industrial land in Old Oak Common could create 24,000 homes and 55,000 jobs

Current Work

Offsite built housing – can it solve London’s housing crisis?

Nicky Gavron AM, Deputy Chair of the London Assembly Planning Committee has launched an investigation into the potential of offsite-produced housing to bridge the gap between London’s housing need and supply.

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The Committee is also currently engaging with the Mayor's Housing and Planning teams to scrutinise proposed changes to the London Plan.

Recent work

  • Explored London’s changing skyline and discussed different ways the Mayor could manage the trend for tall buildings more effectively.
  • Examined changes to the London Plan, in particular, issues relating to housing targets and density, waste, economy and retail.
  • Looked at the capital’s future growth and where Londoners will live, work and get around

Committee meetings

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

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Committee Members

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