St Paul's Cathedral

What is the new London Plan?

The London Plan is one of the most important documents for this city.

It's a strategic plan which shapes how London evolves and develops. All planning decisions should follow London Plan policies, and it sets a policy framework for local plans across London.

The current 2016 Plan (The London Plan consolidated with alterations since 2011) is still the adopted Development Plan, but the Draft London Plan is a material consideration in planning decisions. The significance given to it is a matter for the decision maker, but it gains more weight as it moves through the process to adoption.

Public consultation and the Examination in Public (EiP)

Public consultation on the Plan took place from 1st December 2017 to 2nd March 2018. The Mayor is currently considering the responses to the consultation.

All comments received during the consultation period will be made available to the public in advance of the EiP.

For details of the legal provisions for the adoption of the London Plan, see Part VIII of the Greater London Authority (GLA) Act 1999 (as amended) sections 334 to 341. The Examination in Public is covered in Section 338.

New London Plan timeline


Stage Date

Informal consultation

October to December 2016

Draft new London Plan published

 29 November 2017

Draft London Plan consultation

1 December 2017 – 2 March 2018

Examination in Public (EiP)

November 2018 - March 2019

Publish final London Plan

Winter 2019/20

What should I do if I have a question about the process?

You can send any questions to [email protected]