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Local Plan review: Draft City Plan 2036

Date created: 3/26/2021

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.

The stages of preparing City Plan 2036

The City Plan 2036 must go through several stages before it can be adopted. The first stage was a consultation on an Issues and Options, which was carried out in the in autumn 2016. The second stage was a consultation on a full Draft Plan which was carried out between November 2018 and February 2019. Documents published at the Issues and Options and Draft Plan stages are in the Planning Policy Library.

Consultation on the Proposed Submission Draft City Plan 2036

The City Corporation has carefully considered all the comments made in response to previous consultations on the City Plan 2036 and is now publishing the City Plan again for its final stage of consultation (the Regulation 19 consultation).

Taking part

The consultation is open from 19 March 2021 until 6pm on 10 May 2021.

Due to a technical issue with email notifications, the period for submitting representations has been extended from 7 May 2021 to 10 May 2021.

Representations submitted after this time will not be accepted.

Representations should be made in writing on the standard form.

You have a choice of a Word form or an interactive PDF form. If your comments at Part B, questions 5 and 6 are likely to be longer than ten lines, use the Word form.

Please use a separate form for each representation you make.

The Guidance Notes provides information on how to comment including information about the terms used in the standard form and information about how we will use your personal information.

Please note that all representations will be made public. A Statement of Representations Procedure provides more information on the consultation process.

The consultation will be available online only in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020. If you have any questions about the consultation or would like to arrange an online meeting to discuss the City Plan 2036 before responding, please email the Local Plan Team.

You can return the form by email to the Local Plan Team or by post to
Development Plan team
Department of the Built Environment
PO Box 270
Guildhall
London E2P 2EJ

Consultation Response Form Word (91KB)
Date submitted: 3/19/21

Download the form, complete and save it. Return it either by email or post.

Consultation Response Form PDF (300KB)
Date submitted: 3/25/21

Download the form, complete and save it. Return it by either email or post.

Guidance Note on completing part B representation form PDF (190KB)
Date submitted: 3/19/21
Statement of Representations Procedure PDF (170KB)
Date submitted: 3/19/21

The Proposed Submission City Plan 2036 can be viewed and downloaded below, together with Policies Maps A and B showing which policies apply to specific locations. The track changes version of the City Plan 2036 shows the changes made to the Plan since the previous draft Plan version.

The Proposed Submission Draft City Plan 2036 is accompanied by a range of important documents which explain and justify the proposed policies, including:

  • Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA)
  • Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA)
  • Consultation Statement
  • Duty to Co-operate Statement
  • Evidence base documents

These documents, including various studies and a series of topic papers on key issues, are also in the Planning Policy Library under the City Plan 2036, Evidence base category. The topic papers are:

Topic Paper 1 - Offices PDF (1.3MB)
Date submitted: 3/25/21
Topic Paper 2 - Housing PDF (1.9MB)
Date submitted: 3/25/21
Topic Paper 3 - Tall Buildings and Protected Views PDF (5.7MB)
Date submitted: 3/25/21
Topic Paper 4 - Climate Change PDF (0.56 MB)
Date submitted: 3/25/21
Topic Paper 5 - Waste and Circular Economy PDF (1.2 MB)
Date submitted: 3/25/21
Topic Paper 6 – Key Areas of Change PDF (1.3MB)
Date submitted: 3/25/21

Lower down the page there is more information on the IIA and HRA. The eight appendices for the IIA are in the Planning Policy Library, Evidence base category

Proposed Submission Draft City Plan 2036 PDF (7.5MB)
Date submitted: 3/05/21
Proposed Submission Draft City Plan 2036 Track Changes PDF (7.6MB)
Date submitted: 3/09/21

Proposed Submission Draft City Plan 2036 ‘track changes’ version. 

Policies Map A (2021): Proposed Submission Draft City Plan 2036 PDF (3.8MB)
Date submitted: 3/05/21
Policies Map B (2021): Proposed Submission Draft City Plan 2036 PDF (3.8MB)
Date submitted: 3/05/21
Integrated Impact Assessment – Proposed Submission Draft City Plan 2036 PDF (1.7MB)
Date submitted: 3/18/21
HRA report for the Proposed Submission Draft City Plan 2036 PDF (4.6MB)
Date submitted: 3/19/21
Consultation Statement - Proposed Submission Draft City Plan 2036 PDF (1.7MB)
Date submitted: 3/19/21
Consultation Statement Appendix 6 - Draft City Plan 2036 Consultation Comments PDF (3.9MB)
Date submitted: 3/19/21
Consultation Statement Appendix 7 - City Plan 2036 Youth Engagement Evaluation Report PDF (3.6MB)
Date submitted: 3/19/21
Duty to Co-operate Statement - Proposed Submission Draft City Plan 2036 PDF (700KB)
Date submitted: 3/19/21
Planning Policy Library/City Plan 2036

Evidence base and assessments

Integrated Impact and Habitats Regulation Assessments

Preparation of the City Plan 2036 is being informed by:

  • Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA) which combines a Sustainability Appraisal, Equalities Impact Assessment and Health Impact Assessment.
  • Habitats Regulations Assessment to assess whether the new Plan would have any significant effects on sites designated as being of European importance for their biodiversity.

These documents are in the Planning Policy Library.

Planning Policy Library/City Plan 2036 Assessments