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Other policy documents

Statement of community involvement

The City of London Corporation wants all the communities within the Square Mile to have a say in the planning decisions that shape its future. The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) explains how we will consult and involve the public when preparing planning policies and deciding planning applications in the City.

Statement of Community Involvement 2016 (SCI) (360KB)
SCI 2016 Appendix A Policy Consultees (50KB)
SCI 2016 Appendix B Consultees for Planning Applications (20KB)
SCI 2016 Adoption Statement (70KB)

Local development scheme

​The Local Development Scheme (LDS) sets out the programme for preparing the City Corporation's plans and policies, including the opportunities to participate.

The LDS is regularly updated and the latest version came into effect on 13 June 2017.

Local Development Scheme (523KB)

Local plan bulletin

The latest information about progress on the Local Plan and other planning policy documents is in the Local Plan Bulletin (232KB).

​Housing delivery test

In order to boost housing delivery, the Government has introduced a national Housing Delivery Test which compares the Government’s assessment of the local housing requirement with Government data on local housing delivery. The Test is published annually and considers housing delivery performance over the previous 3 years, giving each local planning authority a % score of housing delivery against the housing requirement.

The first Government Housing Delivery Test figures were published on 19 February 2019. Housing delivery in the City of London over the 3 years 2015/16 to 2017/18 was 42% of the Government’s assessment of the number of new houses required. The City Corporation has produced a Housing Delivery Test Action Plan setting out how it will improve new housing delivery to meet Government targets.

Housing Delivery Test Action Plan (590KB)

The Housing Delivery Test Action Plan will be reviewed on publication of the Government’s 2019 Housing Delivery Test, expected in November 2019.