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Date updated: 21/03/2024

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.

Sign-up for the  Commonplace City Plan 2040 to receive updates on the City Plan and other planning policy documents.

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.  

Current stage   

City Plan 2040 is being taken through committee approval between January and March 2024. The City Plan 2040 has been added to this page following Planning and Transportation Committee in January 2024.

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

Supporting 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.

City Plan 2040 PDF (9.6MB)
Draft City Plan 2040
Date submitted: 23/01/24
Policies Maps City Plan 2040 PDF (6MB)
Date submitted: 23/01/24
City Plan 2040 Evidence

If you have any questions contact the Local Plans team or phone us on 020 7606 3030.