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

  • Released a report into Automatic Fire Suppression Systems (AFSS), like sprinkler systems in London. The report urged the government to make AFSS compulsory in every residential building in England.
  • Looked at the potential of offsite-manufactured (OSM) housing to help solve London's housing crisis.
  • Examined changes to the London Plan, in particular, issues relating to housing targets and density, waste, economy and retail.

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

Current Work

The Assembly has submitted its response to the Mayor's Draft London Plan. READ it here.

Latest publications

Committee Members

Video: Offsite manufactured homes

Contact the Planning Committee

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

Communications Officer - Media, 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

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