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Draft New London Plan

The New London Plan sets out an integrated economic, environmental, transport and social framework for the development of London over the next 20-25 years.

Closing date: 2 March 2018

Objectives of the consultation

Under the legislation establishing the Greater London Authority (GLA), the Mayor is required to publish a Spatial Development Strategy (SDS) and keep it under review. The SDS is known as the London Plan. 

In developing this strategy, in accordance with the legislation and associated regulations, the Mayor has had regard to:

  • the principle that there should be equality of opportunity for all people
  • reducing health inequality and promoting Londoners’ health
  • achieving sustainable development in the United Kingdom
  • climate change and the consequences of climate change
  • the desirability of promoting and encouraging the use of the Thames, particularly for passenger and freight transportation
  • the resources available to implement the Mayor’s strategies.

In drawing up the new London Plan, the Mayor has also had regard to:

  • all relevant European Union legislation and policy instruments like the European Spatial Development Perspective
  • the need to ensure consistency with national policies and international treaty obligations notified to the Mayor by Government, without seeking to repeat national policy
  • the Mayor’s other statutory obligations including the duty for the GLA to do all it reasonably can to prevent crime and disorder under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, and the public-sector equality duty, as set out in Section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, covering race, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, and gender reassignment
  • the specific requirements of the Town and Country Planning (London Spatial Development Strategy) Regulations 2000.

The draft Plan has been developed alongside the Mayor’s other statutory strategies to ensure consistency with those strategies.

The London Plan is legally part of each of London’s Local Planning Authorities’ Development Plan and must be taken into account when planning decisions are taken in any part of London. Planning applications should be determined in accordance with it, unless there are sound planning reasons which indicate otherwise.

Supporting papers

To download the draft London Plan, please follow the link below.

What you can do

CIBSE will submit a response to the consultation and we would like to hear from you to best represent your views.

Please let us know if you would like to be involved and contribute to the response, or send your contributions by 9 February  to Julie Godefroy, Head of Sustainability Development

Members may also wish to make a submission as individuals or as part of their organisations, in addition to the CIBSE response. The final deadline for submission to the consultation is 2 March.