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

What is City Plan 2036?

The new Local Plan, called City Plan 2036, is a plan for the future development of the City of London, setting out what type of development the City Corporation expects to take place and where. It sets out the City Corporation's vision, strategy and objectives for planning up to 2036, 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 City Plan 2036

The City Corporation consulted on the Draft City Plan between 12 November 2018 and 28 February 2019. A summary of the comments received can be viewed here:

Draft City of London Local Plan Consultation Comments (3.7MB)

View the draft City Plan documents:

Draft City of London Local Plan Summary (1.62MB)
Draft City of London Local Plan (4.8MB)
Policies Map A (3.9MB)
Policies Map B (3.9MB)

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

See the Interactive Local Plan Story Map

The Draft Local Plan was prepared alongside the City of London’s Draft Transport Strategy which was adopted on 23 May 2019.

Next steps

We are currently preparing amendments to the City Plan in light of consultation comments received and other factors, such as changes to national planning guidance and the London Plan. A new Plan will be published in May 2020 for a further round of public consultation, following which it will be submitted to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. The Secretary of State will appoint an independent planning inspector to examine the submitted Plan, which is expected to be adopted in 2021.

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

​Integrated impact assessment (IIA)

Preparation of the City Plan is being informed by an IIA, which combines a Sustainability Appraisal, Equalities Impact Assessment and Health Impact Assessment into one document.

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.

Habitats Regulations Assessment (1.42MB)

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

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

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.


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