Examination in Public News

This page provides updates and news on the Examination in Public for the draft new London Plan.

15 July 2019

The consolidated suggested changes version of the plan has been published. As set out in Panel Note 10, the Mayor has compiled a comprehensive set of all of his suggested changes to the Plan. Consolidated versions of the Plan incorporating all of the Mayor’s suggested changes have also been prepared, one with “track changes” and the other “clean”. The suggested changes have been reviewed by the Panel to avoid any obvious soundness issues, although that is without prejudice to the Panel’s consideration of all of the examination evidence. It should not, therefore, be assumed that the Panel will endorse all of the Mayor’s suggested changes. All of the suggested changes, along with all evidence, will be considered by the Panel whose examination report is expected to be submitted to the Mayor in September.

2 July 2019

A consolidated version of the Plan with all the minor and further suggested changes is anticipated to be available to download in the second week of July.

2 July 2019 Now the EIP  hearings stage is at a close, the EIP Secretariat is no longer in operation and any queries should be directed to the London Plan team: [email protected]
14 Jun 2019 The GLA has now published wording changes suggested or read out by participants during hearing sessions that have subsequently been submitted in writing.  These are now available to view in the EIP Library.
05 Jun 2019 Audio recordings of the EiP sessions held on 17 and 22 May are now available here.
24 May 2019 The Panel has published Panel Note.10: Next Steps Following Examination hearing Sessions. This has been added to the EiP Library as NLP/EX/36.
20 May 2019 Statements in response to Panel Note 7.3 have now been published and can be viewed here.
17 May 2019 Audio recordings of the EiP sessions held from 30 April to 15 May are now available here
15 May 2019 The EiP Secretary inbox is now up and running. Emails can now be sent here
14 May 2019 The EiP Secretary inbox is unavailable due to technical issues since midday Friday 10 May. Any queries and emails sent after midday Friday should be sent to the EiP Assistant until further notice. 
10 May 2019 The Mayor has published further suggested changes for:

  • Matter 89: Retailing (Ref. NLP/FSC/30)
08 May 2019 The Mayor has published a revised viability note in response to Panel note 9. This has been added to the EiP Library as NLP/EX/35a. This supersedes NLP/EX/35 
08 May 2019 The Mayor has published further suggested changes for:

  • Matter 93: Supporting text of DF1 (Ref. NLP/FSC/29)
03 May 2019 The Mayor has now produced the viability note in response to Panel note 9. This has been added to the EiP Library as NLP/EX/35. 
02 May 2019

The agendas for week 11 of the hearing sessions are available to view here.

On Wednesday 15 May, the session on M91 (Hot Food takeaways) will not take place before 2pm.

01 May 2019 The Mayor has published further suggested changes for:

  • Matter 74: Policy SI5 (Ref. NLP/FSC/21)
  • Matter 76: Policy T3 Transport capacity, connectivity and safeguarding and Policy T9 Funding transport infrastructure through planning (Ref. NLP/FSC/22)
  • Matter 78: Policy T1 Strategic approach to transport, Policy T2 Healthy Streets and Policy T4 Assessing and mitigating transport impacts (Ref. NLP/FSC/23)
  • Matter 81: Policy T6 Car parking (Ref. NLP/FSC/24)
  • Matter 83: Policy T6.1 Residential parking (Ref. NLP/FSC/25)
  • Matter 84: Policy T6.2 Office parking, Policy T6.3 Retail parking, Policy T6.4 Hotel and leisure uses parking and Policy T6.5 Non-residential disabled persons parking (Ref. NLP/FSC/26)
  • Matter 85: Policy T5 Cycling (Ref. NLP/FSC/27)
  • Matter 87:Policy T8 Aviation (Ref. NLP/FSC/28)
01 May 2019 The Panel have issued a slightly revised agenda for the sessions on viability on Friday 17 and Wednesday 22 May. 
01 May 2019 The agendas for week 10 of the hearing sessions are available to view here.
29 Apr 2019 In Panel Note 7.3 the Panel invited comments on the Mayor’s response to Panel Note 7.2.
The Panel have agreed to extend the deadline for these comments to midday on Friday 17 May. 
29 Apr 2019 The Mayor has published further suggested changes for:

  • Matter 51: Policy S1 Developing London’s social infrastructure (Ref. NLP/FSC/20)
26 Apr 2019 In Panel Note 9 the Panel asked the GLA, in liaison with the relevant participants, to produce a summary note identifying the main areas of dispute about the viability evidence. 
The deadline for this has now been extended to midday on Friday 3 May. Consequently the deadline for participants to input into the GLA note has been moved to 4pm on Wednesday 1 May.
24 Apr 2019 The Panel have published Panel Note No. 7.3 Equality of Opportunity. This has been added to the EiP Library as NLP/EX/34. 
23 Apr 2019 The agendas for week 9 of the hearing sessions are available to view here.
23 Apr 2019                       The Mayor’s response to Panel Note 7.2 has been published. This has been added to the EiP Library as NLP/EX/33 - NLP/EX/33d. 
23 Apr 2019                   The Mayor has published further suggested changes for:

  • Matter 69: Policy SI8 Waste capacity and net waste self sufficiency and Policy SI9 safeguarded waste sites (Ref. NLP/FSC/18)
  • Matter 70: Policy SI10 Aggregates (NLP/FSC/19)
17 Apr 2019 Having consulted with participants, the Panel has taken the decision to deal with Matter 75, Digital Connectivity Infrastructure, by the written representation procedure.  A hearing session dealing with Matter 75 will therefore not take place on the afternoon of 13 May 2019.
04 Apr 2019 The Panel have published Panel Note No. 9 on viability. This has been added to the EiP Library as NLP/EX/32.  They have also published an agenda covering M92 and M93, viability and delivering the plan. This is available to view here.
01 Apr 2019 Audio recordings of the EiP sessions held on 26, 27 and 29 March are now available here
28 Mar 2019

The Panel will hold an additional EiP session on Wednesday 22 May to deal with M92 Viability and Delivering the Plan. This will be a continuation of the session programmed for the morning of Friday 17 May. 

Agendas for the two sessions will be published shortly.

28 Mar 2019

The following documents have been added to the EiP Library

  • Extract from Hackney Development Management Local Plan (Ref. NLP/EX/30)
  • Extract from Islington’s Development Management policies DPD (Ref. NLP/EX/31)
  • London Food Strategy (Ref. NLP/GI/006)
26 Mar 2019 Audio recordings of the EiP sessions held on 18, 19 and 20 March are now available here
20 Mar 2019 The agendas for week 8 of the hearing sessions are available to view here.
19 Mar 2019 Audio recordings of the EiP sessions held on 5, 6, 8 and 12 March are now available here
19 Mar 2019 The Mayor has published further suggested changes for:

  • Matter 64: Policy G1 Green Infrastructure and G4 Open Space (Ref. NLP/FSC/15)
  • Matter 65: Policy G3 Metropolitan Open Land (Ref. NLP/FSC/16)
  • Matter 66: Policy G6 Biodiversity and access to nature (Ref. NLP/FSC/17)

15 Mar 2019

The Mayor has published responses to the Panel’s Supplementary Questions:

  • Matter 22: Housing Monitoring. This had been added to the library at NLP/EX/28
  • Matter 65: Green Belt and Metropolitan Open Land. This has been added to the library as NLP/EX/29 
13 Mar 2019 The Mayor has published further suggested changes for:

  • Matter 58: Central Activities Zone (Ref. NLP/FSC/14)
12 Mar 2019 The agendas for week 7 of the hearing sessions are available to view here.
12 Mar 2019 Written statements for hearing sessions in week 11 (M75, M88-M94) have been published and can be viewed here
12 Mar 2019

The Mayor has published the response to Supplementary Question Matter 20: Small Sites. This has been added to the Library as NLP/EX/26

The Panel has published Panel Note 7.2: Equality of Opportunity and the Integrated Impact Assessment. This has been added to the Library as NLP/EX/27.

12 Mar 2019 Written statements for hearing sessions in week 10 (M74, M76-M87) have been published and can be viewed here
11 Mar 2019

On Tuesday 19 March the morning session for M62 may, if necessary, be extended beyond 1pm, or into the afternoon (after a lunch break). It will finish no later than 2.45pm.

The afternoon session, to discuss M63, will now start at 3pm. It will still finish at the usual time: 5 – 5.30pm. Participants have been informed directly.

08 Mar 2019 Written statements for hearing sessions in week 9 (M51 - M57, M68 - M73) have been published and can be viewed here
08 Mar 2019

The Mayor has published further suggested changes for:

  • Matter 59: Offices (Ref. NLP/FSC/11) 
  • Matter 60: Low Cost and Affordable Business Space (Ref. NLP/FSC/12) 
  • Matter 62: Land for Industry, Logistics and Services (Ref. NLP/FSC/13) 
05 Mar 2019 Audio recordings of the EiP sessions held on 15, 26, 27 February and 1 March are now available here
05 Mar 2019 The Mayor has published comments on the methodology for assessing completions. This has been added to the Library as NLP/EX/25
28 Feb 2019

The Mayor has published further suggested changes for:

  • Matter 34: Policy D1 London’s form and characteristics (Ref. NLP/FSC/06) 
  • Matter 40: Policy D7 Public Realm. (Ref. NLP/FSC/07)
  • Matter 41: Policy D8 Tall Buildings. (Ref. NLP/FSC/08)
  • Matter 42: Policy D9 Basement Development. (RefNLP/FSC/09)
  • Matter 43: Policy D10 Safety, security and resilience to emergency. (Ref. NLP/FSC/10)
28 Feb 2019

The Panel has published Supplementary Questions to the Mayor:

  • Matter 20: Small Sites. This had been added to the library at NLP/EX/24
28 Feb 2019

A further hearing session will be held on the afternoon of  Tuesday 12 March 2019 to consider the following matters: 

  • Matter 29: Build to Rent
  • Matter33: Large Scale Shared Living Development
  • Matter 30: Supported and Specialised Housing

Please note that the session starts at 2.30pm.

27 Feb 2019 The agendas for week 6 of the hearing sessions are available to view here.
27 Feb 2019 Supplementary written statements to Matter 2 relating to the additional evidence of the Equality Impact Assessments (EQIA) have been published and can be viewed here. 
25 Feb 2019

The Mayor had published the response to the Panel's Supplementary Question:

  • Matter 17: Housing requirement. This has been added to the library at NLP/EX/23
19 Feb 2019

The Panel has published Supplementary Questions to the Mayor:

  • Matter 22: Housing Monitoring. This had been added to the library at NLP/EX/21
  • Matter 65: Green Belt and Metropolitan Open Land. This has been added to the library as NLP/EX/22
19 Feb 2019

The agendas for week 5 of the hearing sessions are available to view here.

The economic viability of development will be considered under Matter 92 on 17 May 2019 rather during week 5 of the examination (Matters 22-33 and 36-38).

19 Feb 2019 The Panel have accepted a late statement from Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on matter M43 Fire Safety
12 Feb 2019 The Mayor has published Further Suggested Changes for Matter 20: Policy H2 and Matter 21: Policy H16. These have been added as NLP/FSC/04 and NLP/FSC/05
12 Feb 2019 Audio recordings of the EiP sessions can be found here. Recordings will be added as soon as possible after each session. 
11 Feb 2019 The Panel requested a note on GLA interventions to support housing delivery at the session on Matter 18. This has been added to the library as NLP/EX/20.
07 Feb 2019

The Panel has published Panel Note 8: Mayor's Further Suggested Changes. This has been added to the library as NLP/EX/18

The Panel has published Matter 17: Housing Requirement Supplementary Questions to the Mayor. This has been added to the library as NLP/EX/19.

07 Feb 2019 The agendas for week 4 of the hearing sessions are available to view here.
06 Feb 2019 The Panel requested further clarification on M6 provided on 21 January. This revised information has been added to the library as NLP/EX/16a and can be viewed here
04 Feb 2019 The Mayor has published Further Suggested Changes to Matter 9: Good Growth
04 Feb 2019 Written statements for hearing sessions in week 8 [M64 - M67] have been published and can be viewed here
31 Jan 2019          Written statements for hearing sessions in week 7 [M58 - M63] have been published and can be viewed here
31 Jan 2019 The agendas for week 3 of the hearing sessions are available to view here.
25 Jan 2019 The Panel have revised Panel Note 7 to reflect an extended deadline for response on Equality of Opportunity and Integrated Impact Assessment. 
23 Jan 2019 The Mayor has published Further Suggested Changes to Matter 14: Opportunity Areas and Matter 15: Strategic and Local Regeneration. 
22 Jan 2019 Chapters 5-11 of the requested Supplementary Equality Impact Assessment Information are now available here
21 Jan 2019 The Mayor has published the requested Supplementary Equality Impact Assessment Information. Chapters 1-4 are now available here and Chapters 5-11 will be added as soon as practical. 
21 Jan 2019 The Mayor has published the requested further information for Matter 6 and can be found here
17 Jan 2019 The agendas for week 2 of the hearing sessions are available to view here.
17 Jan 2019 Written statements for hearing sessions in week 5 (M23-M33, M36-M38) and week 6 (M34-M35, M39-M50) have been published and can be viewed here
16 Jan 2019 The Panel has published their seventh Panel Note: Equality of Opportunity and the Integrated Impact Assessment.
16 Jan 2019 A list of live streamed sessions for the EiP hearings has been published and can be found here
15 Jan 2019 The London Plan EiP Opening remarks by Jules Pipe on behalf of the Mayor of London has been published. 
14 Jan 2019

The Mayor had published the responses to the Panel's Supplementary Questions:

10 Jan 2019 The agendas for week 1 of the hearing sessions are available to view here.
08 Jan 2019

The Panel has published Supplementary Questions to the Mayor:

19 Dec 2018

Written statements for hearing sessions in week 3 (M17-M19) and week 4 (M20-M22) have been published and can be viewed here

12 Dec 2018 Written statements for hearing sessions in week 2 (M10-M16) have been published and can be viewed here
11 Dec 2018 Written statements for hearing sessions in week 1 (M1-M9) have been published. These can be viewed here. Statements for week 2 (M10-M16) will follow shortly. 
28 Nov 2018 A new section has been added to the EiP Library for additional documents accepted by the Panel for the Examination. 
13 Nov 2018

The Panel has published their fifth Panel Note - Procedural Information.

The Panel has published their sixth Panel Note - Participants and Matters for Consideration at the Examination in Public. They have also issued their Hearings Programme. 

05 Nov 2018

The London Plan Viability Study Addendum Report is available in the EiP Library

The presentations for the Technical Seminars have been published. These can be viewed here

02 Nov 2018 Agendas have been issued for the Technical Seminars taking place on 6 & 7 November 2018. These can be viewed here
16 Oct 2018 The Panel has published their fourth Panel Note - Technical Seminars.

03 Oct 2018 

Additional documents have been added to the evidence base to inform the Panel and EiP. These are marked in bold and can be viewed in the EiP Libary

Dates for the Technical Seminar have been set. Details are available on the EiP page

12 Sept  2018 The Panel has published their third Panel Note - Draft List of Participants and Matters. They have also issued their provisional timetable.
10 Sept 2018 The Mayor has published the responses to the Panel's Preliminary Questions.
16 Aug    2018 The Panel has published their second Panel Note - Preliminary Questions to the Mayor.
14 Aug 2018 The Panel has published their first Panel Note - Preliminary Information about the Examination in Public.
13 Aug 2018

The Mayor has published the consultation responses on the draft new London Plan.

The Mayor has published a version of the draft Plan that includes his minor suggested changes.

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