Borough Local Implementation Plans

MQT on 2018-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2018
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What consideration and guidance have you given to boroughs regarding your power to refuse to approve Local Implementation Plans (LIP) that are inconsistent with your Transport Strategy?


Answer for Borough Local Implementation Plans

Answer for Borough Local Implementation Plans

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Section 146 of the GLA Act 1999 provides the statutory framework for approval of LIPs. A LIP can only be approved if it is consistent with my Transport Strategy and contains proposals and a programme which are adequate for the purposes of implementing the strategy.

In March 2018 I published detailed Local Implementation Plan (LIP) Guidance for boroughs. The guidance explicitly sets out the requirements the boroughs must meet and makes clear that boroughs must set local objectives and detailed programmes which contribute to achieving the aims and outcomes of my Transport Strategy. The Guidance was jointly prepared with London Councils and the assistance of a borough officer working group.

Transport for London (TfL) has also made extensive travel and transport data analysis available to enable boroughs to take an evidence led approach in setting their local objectives and programmes and has shared the TfL LIP Assessors' Guide with borough officers.

If a LIP is inadequate, I can direct the borough to make alterations or I can prepare a LIP on behalf of the borough which the borough must then implement. However, TfL officers are working closely with borough officers across London, as they develop their LIPs, to ensure good consistency with my Transport Strategy.