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Date updated: 24/06/2024

What is the City Plan 2040?

City Plan 2040 is a plan for the development of the Square Mile, setting the City Corporation's priorities for development up to 2040, together with policies that will guide future decisions on planning applications. Once adopted, the new Plan will replace the Local Plan 2015

Regulation 19 consultation: how can I respond?

The consultation is now closed.

City Plan 2040 PDF (10MB)
Draft City Plan 2040
Date submitted: 23/01/24
Respond to the consultation on Commonplace

All representations must set out whether it is considered that the City Plan 2040 is sound, legally complaint and complies with the ‘Duty to Cooperate'. The tests of soundness are set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (paragraph 35). As you set out your response, please consider these these questions:

  • Is City Plan 2040 legally compliant and sound?
  • Are any modifications necessary to make City Plan 2040 legally compliant and sound? It will be helpful if you are able to put forward your suggested revised wording of any policy and text.
  • If your representation is seeking a modification to the plan, do you consider it necessary to participate in examination hearing session(s)? 

More information

For further information, review the Statement of Representations Procedure and Model Representation Form PDFs.

Privacy Notice

Please note that all representations will be made public on our website in line with the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning)(England) Regulations 2012. This will include the name of the person and, where relevant, the organisation making the representation. Save as set out below, all other personal information will remain confidential and managed in line with the City Corporation's privacy notice.

For more information on how we collect and process personal information, and your rights in relation to that information, please refer to the Environment Department's privacy notice.

Environment Department privacy notice PDF (546KB)
Date submitted: 30/08/23

The City Corporation is unable to accept anonymous representations, or representations without a means of principal contact (eg email address or postal address).

A copy of all representations will be made available in full to the Planning Inspectorate and to the person appointed by the Secretary of State to conduct the examination (i.e. the Inspector). In respect of the Planning Inspectorate (including any programme officer) this will include providing them with the contact details of persons who made representations so that they can contact participants and administer the examination. The Planning Inspectorate's Privacy Notice provides guidance on how your personal information will be processed by the Planning Inspectorate.

Please also note that when making a representation you will be able to request to be added to distribution list to manage the examination process and to be notified at a specified address of the following:

  • The submission of City Plan 2040 for independent examination
  • The publication of the recommendations of the person appointed to carry out the independent examination of City Plan 2040
  • The adoption of City Plan 2040
Statement of Representations Procedure PDF (135KB)
Date submitted: 4/04/24
Model Representation Form DOCX (53KB)
Date submitted: 4/04/24

To view the interactive policies maps and see the evidence underpinning the City Plan visit our StoryMaps

You can inspect physical copies of the City Plan 2040 and Policies Map, the Consultation Statement and the Statement of Representations Procedure at the following locations:

The Guildhall North Wing Reception
Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm

Guildhall Library
Mon- Sat: 9.30am-5.00pm

Shoe Lane Library
Mon, Wed-Fri: 9.30am-5.30pm
Tue: 9.30am-6.30pm

Barbican Library
Mon, Weds, Fri: 9.30am-5.30pm
Tue, Thurs: 9.30am - 7.30pm
Sat: 9.30 - 4pm

Aritizan Street Library
Mon: 8am-7pm
Tues-Fri: 8am-5.30pm

Barbican Estate Office
Mon-Fri: 8.30am-1pm, 2-5pm

Golden Lane Estate Office,
Mon- Fri: 8am-4pm

Middlesex Street Estate Office
Mon - Fri: 8am-4pm

Evidence Base - Errata Note PDF (400KB)
Date submitted: 7/06/24
Policies Maps City Plan 2040 PDF (6MB)
Date submitted: 23/01/24
Policies Maps City Plan 2040 PDF (6MB)
Date submitted: 23/01/24
City Plan 2040 Consultation Statement 2023 PDF (2MB)
Date submitted: 20/11/23
Appendix 5 Draft City Plan 2036 consultation responses PDF (4MB)
Date submitted: 23/01/24
Consultation Statement Appendix 6 Consultation Responses (387KB)
Date submitted: 23/01/24
Appendix 7 Representations from Bevis Marks synagogue PDF (4MB)
Date submitted: 23/01/24
Sustainability Appraisal PDF (2MB)
Date submitted: 17/01/24
Sustainability appraisal appendix 1 other plans/programmes PDF (657KB)
Date submitted: 17/01/24
Sustainability appraisal appendix 2 baseline information PDF (5MB)
Date submitted: 17/01/24
Sustainability appraisal appendix 3 consultation responses PDF (464KB)
Date submitted: 17/01/24
Sustainability appraisal appendix 4 reasonable alternatives PDF (2MB)
Date submitted: 17/01/24
Sustainability appraisal appendix 5 PDF (3MB)
Date submitted: 17/01/24
ED-HIS2 City Plan 2040 Equality Impact Assessment 2023 PDF (2MB)
Date submitted: 15/12/23
Habitat regulations assessment PDF (4MB)
Date submitted: 15/01/24
Evidence: Draft City Plan 2040

City Plan 2040 preparatory stages

Consultation in 2016 on key issues and potential options for a new local plan.  

Consultation during late 2018 and early 2019 on a draft City Plan 2036. 

Consultation in Spring 2021 on a proposed submission version of the City Plan 2036.

Further evidence and revisions to the City Plan in 2022 and 2023, to address consultation responses and changing economic, social and environmental circumstances.  

Informal public engagement in Summer 2023 on key issues and the Key Areas of Change.  

Next steps

Spring/Summer 2024
Consultation on Revised Proposed Submission Draft City Plan 2040

Autumn 2024
Submission to Secretary of State for examination by independent Planning Inspector

Winter 2024
Anticipated examination hearing sessions

Summer 2025
Anticipated adoption of the City Plan

Proposed Submission Documents

The City Plan is supported by a comprehensive evidence base and assessments both on the Local Plan evidence webpage and in the Planning Policy Library.

Previous versions of the City Plan and supporting documents are available in the Planning Policy Library.


If you have any questions or would like to sign up to the Local Plan database, email the Local Plans team or call 020 7606 3030.