London landscape

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

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

Video: Offsite manufactured homes

The green belt of the future seminar

Recent work

  • Looked at the potential of offsite-manufactured (OSM) housing to help solve London's housing crisis.
  • 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

Committee Members

Contact the Planning Committee

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

External Communications Officer

Samuel Casserly
[email protected] 
020 7983 4603

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

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

Committee Officer - John Johnson, [email protected], 020 7983 4926

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