The ‘new’ London Plan was published for consultation on 29 November 2017. The ‘new’ London Plan when adopted (Autumn 2019) will replace all previous/ consolidated versions of the London Plan and will form the strategic plan covering all of London, against which all planning decisions should follow. The London Plan also sets out a policy framework for Local Plans across the 32 London Boroughs and the City of London Corporation.
The ‘new’ London Plan places a significant emphasis on ‘Good Growth’. Within the Draft Plan is the Mayor’s bid to ensure that the whole of London contributes towards addressing London’s housing needs.
London’s annual housing target has increased from 42,000 net additional homes per year to 64,935. A small sites target (0-25 units) of 24,573 net additional homes from small sites per year has also been introduced within this, as the Mayor proactively encourages Boroughs to drive the optimisation of these sites to deliver higher density proposals.
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Consultation on the ‘new’ London Plan closes at 5 pm on Friday 2 March. If you would like further information on the ‘new’ London Plan or the existing London Plan and how it affects you, please speak with a member of our London Planning Team on 0203 176 2789 or firstname.lastname@example.org.