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The City of London Corporation is reviewing the City of London Local Plan.

The new Local Plan, called City Plan 2036, will set out the City Corporation's vision, strategy and objectives for planning for the next 20 years, together with policies that will guide future decisions on planning applications. Once adopted, the new Plan will replace the current City of London Local Plan adopted in January 2015.

Draft Local Plan

The next stage of the Local Plan review is the preparation of a full draft version of the City Plan 2036. Work is underway on the draft Plan and it is expected to be published for a 12 week consultation period, starting in June 2018.

Public Consultation

A public consultation on the City Plan 2036 was held in late 2016. A summary of all the comments can be found in the Issues and Options consultation comments summary (1.9MB).

The Issues and Options Public Consultation was the first stage of developing the new Plan. A public consultation ran for 3 months in 2016 to seek public and stakeholder views on the direction of the new Plan. Consultation materials are available here:

The display material which was used at two consultation events is available to view in the documents below:

​Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA)

Preparation of the new Local Plan will be informed by an IIA, which will combine a Sustainability Appraisal, Equalities Impact Assessment and Health Impact Assessment into one document.

To inform the Issues and Options consultation, we produced an IIA Scoping Report and an IIA Commentary document which identify the key economic, environmental and social impacts of the different policy options:

Evidence Base

Preparation of the City Plan 2036 will be informed by a range of data and research, some prepared by or on behalf of the City Corporation and some by other organisations such as the Mayor of London.

A supporting evidence document was produced to accompany the Issues and Options consultation paper. The Issues and Options Evidence Summary (5MB) contains a range of facts and figures about land use and development trends in the City, which might provide useful background information for you when responding to the questions in the consultation.

The City Corporation will also commission additional studies specifically to inform the new Local Plan. This process has started and the following studies have so far been completed:

We will commission further evidence studies at later stages of the preparation of the new Local Plan and these will be published on our website.