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Local Plan review: Draft City Plan 2036

Date created: 6/10/2020
Planning Policy Library/City Plan 2036

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.

Proposed Submission City Plan 2036

The third stage was to amend the Draft City Plan 2036 , following the comments received, to a Proposed Submission version, which was approved for consultation by the Court of Common Council on 21 May 2020. 

Refer to these documents in the Planning Policy Library

Draft City Plan 2036 Consultation Comments
Consultation Draft City Plan 2036 Summary
Proposed Submission Draft City Plan 2036
Proposed Submission Policies Map A 2020
Proposed Submission Policies Map B 2020

Next stages

Due to some significant changes to planning use classes recently introduced by the Government, some further changes are required to the Proposed Submission City Plan 2036. As a result, the public consultation on the Proposed Submission City Plan 2036 is now scheduled to start in January 2021 and comments should not be submitted before the consultation is open. After the consultation 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 it and it is expected to be adopted early in 2022.

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

Proposed Submission Draft City Plan PDF (12MB)

Date submitted: 8/19/20

City Plan 2036 Policies Map A proposed submission 2020 PDF (3MB)

Date submitted: 8/19/20

City Plan 2036 Policies Map B proposed submission 2020 (amended September 2020) PDF (3MB)

Date submitted: 8/19/20

Revised for Flood Risk Areas

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.

Evidence base

Preparation of the City Plan 2036 is being informed by a range of evidence based data and research, some prepared by or on behalf of the City Corporation and some by other organisations, including the Mayor of London. A list of the evidence is contained in the Draft City Local Plan 2036 - Schedule of Evidence and the documents are in the Planning Policy Library.