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

Draft local plan

The new Local Plan, called City Plan 2036, sets 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.

Public Consultation

We are consulting on a full draft of the Local Plan. The consultation ends on 28 February 2019 and we would like your views on the draft vision, objectives and policies. You can view the documents here:

Draft City of London Local Plan (4.8MB)
Policies Map A (3.9MB)
Policies Map B (3.9MB)

We have prepared an interactive summary of the Plan which uses maps, graphics and video to explain the Plan’s Vision and Objectives.

See the interactive Local Plan Story Map

Copies of the draft Local Plan are available to view in City of London libraries during normal opening hours, and at the Department of the Built Environment Enquires Desk in the North Wing of the Guildhall which is open between 9.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

The City Corporation will also be holding a series of public meetings, workshops and drop-in sessions during the consultation period where you will be able to find out more about the Draft Local Plan and how to comment. The first drop-in sessions will be held on:

Date Venue Time
Thursday 10 January 2019 One New Change shopping centre, EC4M 9AF (ground floor close to Oliver Bonas) 12noon-2pm
Thursday 17 January 2019 St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate Church Hall, Alderman's Walk, EC2M 3TL 12noon-2pm
Wednesday 23 January 2019 St Andrew Holborn Church, 32A Holborn Viaduct, EC1N 2HB (please use north entrance off Holborn Viaduct) 12noon-2pm
Tuesday 5 February 2019 5 and 6 New Street Square, EC4A 3BF 12noon-2pm
Monday 18 February 2019 All Hallows by the Tower Church, Byward Street, EC3R 5BJ 12noon-2pm

If you would like to comment on the Draft Local Plan, you can send us your comments through our online comment form

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You can also send us your comments by email to:, or in writing to:

City Plan 2036
Development Plans Team
Department of the Built Environment
City of London Corporation

Your comments should reach us by 5pm on 28 February 2019.

The Draft Local Plan has been prepared alongside the City of London’s Draft Transport Strategy which has also been published for consultation.

If you would like to receive further updates on the City Plan 2036 and be added to our consultation database please email

​Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA)

Preparation of the new Local Plan is being informed by an IIA, which combines a Sustainability Appraisal, Equalities Impact Assessment and Health Impact Assessment into one document. We would welcome comments on the IIA through the online consultation form, email or in writing (contact details above).

Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA)

A Habitats Regulations Assessment has been undertaken to assess whether the new Plan would have any significant effects on sites designated as being of European importance for their biodiversity.

Evidence base

Preparation of the City Plan 2036 is 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.

We also publish a series of Local Plan monitoring reports, land use monitoring reports and population and employment reports which have informed the development of the Draft Local Plan.

A supporting evidence document was produced to accompany the Issues and Options consultation paper in 2016. 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 Local Plan.

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

Privacy Notice

The City of London Corporation is a data controller responsible for compliance with the relevant Data Protection requirements for processing personal data. The personal data you provide in responding to the Draft Local Plan will be used solely for the purposes of administering the City of London Local Plan Review (City Plan 2036). 

Local Plan Privacy Notice (80KB)

More detailed privacy information, including information about your rights, is available on the City of London Website:

Alternatively, if you have any queries about how your personal information is managed by us, please email

Previous public consultations

Information on previous public consultations on the Draft Local Plan and IIA Scoping is available on our
Issues and Options Consultation page.