Is the London Plan a good plan for London?

05 February 2015

This meeting took place on 6 February 2015. Read the transcript here.

The London Plan is the overall strategic plan for London.

It sets out a fully integrated economic, environmental, transport and social framework for the development of the capital to 2036 and it forms part of the development plan for Greater London. London boroughs’ local plans need to be in general conformity with the London Plan, and its policies guide decisions on planning applications by councils and the Mayor.

The Mayor is revising his Plan in the light of London’s unprecedented population growth and tomorrow the London Assembly will hold a Plenary session to discuss the Further Alterations to the London Plan (FALP).

Members will put questions to:

Sir Edward Lister, Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor for Policy and Planning

Stewart Murray, Assistant Director – Planning, GLA

This will be followed by a one hour debate.

At the meeting Members may reject the Plan if two-thirds of those present vote to do so.

The role of the London Assembly is to act as a check and balance on the activities of the Mayor and the various organisations his office supports.

The meeting will take place on Friday, 6th February from 9.30am in The Chamber, at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend.

The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.

Notes for Editors:

Full agenda papers

As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

For media enquiries, please contact Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228. For out of hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officer. Non-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.