Monitoring the London Plan

The London Plan Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) is the most important document for assessing the effectiveness of the London Plan and its policies.

The Mayor has published an AMR each year since 2005.

The latest AMR

The fifteenth AMR was published by the Mayor in October 2019.

London Plan Annual Monitoring Report 15

The data from AMR 15 is available to download in excel format from the London Datastore.

Why do we produce an AMR?

Section 346 of the Greater London Authority (GLA) Act 1999 places a duty on the Mayor to monitor the implementation of the Mayor’s London Plan. The AMR is the most important document for assessing the effectiveness of the London Plan and its policies.


The various KPIs are defined in the London Plan chapter on Implementation and Monitoring Review. They are intended to help keep track of key trends, not to individually monitor all of the policies; this would not be achievable or desirable.

London Plan 2016 Paragraph 8.18 states that the indicators “should be regarded as benchmarks, showing the direction and scale of change”. The targets contribute to measuring the performance of the six key objectives set out in the London Plan but do not represent additional policy themselves.

As well as the KPIs, the AMR includes additional relevant performance measures and statistics. Chapter 3 helps to paint a broader picture of London’s performance, while chapter 4 provides links to other data sources.

Where does the data come from?

The AMR draws on a range of data sources, but the GLA’s London Development Database (LDD) is of central importance. The LDD uses data supplied by the London boroughs to monitor planning permissions and completions. It provides good quality, comprehensive data for the GLA, London boroughs and others involved in planning for London.

Data is also provided by:

  • our Intelligence Unit and Environment team
  • Transport for London
  • Historic England
  • Environment Agency
  • Port of London Authority

Planning applications referred to the Mayor

The following report is an analysis of all decisions / recommendations by the Mayor on planning applications referable to the Mayor from 2012-2018.

Referred Application Analysis 2012 - 2018

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