Building developments in the city

How does the Mayor use his planning powers?

10 July 2019


Mayor Johnson’s Decisions

Mayor Khan's Decisions Pending Decisions

Alpha Square

Kensington Forum Hotel

Bishopsgate Goodsyard

Former Westferry Printworks

VIP Trading Estate

Pentavia Retail Park

Monmouth House

1A & 1C Eynsham Drive


Blossom Street

Beam Park


Trocoll House

Newcombe House


56-70 Putney High Street

Citroen Site


City Forum

National Institute for Medical Research


Convoys Wharf

Swandon Way


Eileen House

Hale Wharf


Mount Pleasant

Palmerston Road


Holy Trinity Primary School

Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium


Southwark Free School



London Fruit and Wool Exchange



SITA Recycling Park



Saatchi Block



Southall Gas Works



Hertsmere House






The way Mayor’s office reviews and decides on planning applications has not changed since the previous administration.  Is it time to update the current system?


The London Assembly Planning Committee will tomorrow discuss if the Mayor’s procedures for conducting planning hearings are still fit for purpose.


The guests are:

  • Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, Mayor’s Office
  • Juliemma McLoughlin, Assistant Director, Planning, GLA
  • Nicholas Boys Smith, Founding Director, Create Streets
  • Dr Edward Denison, Associate Professor, Architectural History and Theory, University College London
  • Peter Eversden MBE, Chairman, London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies
  • Michael Bach, Chair of the Planning and Transport Committee, London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies

           Other external guests TBC


The meeting will take place on Thursday, 11 July at 2.00pm in Committee Room 1, City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

                                Media and members of the public are invited to attend.

The meeting can also be viewed LIVE via webcast  or on our YouTube channel.

Follow us @LondonAssembly and tweet about the meeting using #AssemblyPlanning

Notes to editors

  1. The Mayor is consulted on all planning applications that are of potential strategic importance (PSI) to London. These are commonly known as ‘referred’ applications. The criteria includes: development of 150 residential units or more; development over 30 metres in height (outside the City of London) and development on Green Belt or Metropolitan Open Land.
  2. Read the agenda papers.
  3. Andrew Boff AM, Chair of the Planning Committee, is available for interview.
  4. Find out more about the London Assembly Planning Committee.
  5. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor

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