The London Plan
If I want an influential group of people to talk to, I can rely on London First- particularly in relation to our work at City Hall on housing, planning and development
Sir Edward Lister
Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor of London for Planning
The London Plan is the Mayor’s spatial development strategy that determines planning policy for the capital.
London First, working with and on behalf of its members, contributed to the Plan and achieved a number of changes to the original proposals, including removing the concept of ‘overage’ from policy and securing a broader approach to supporting small shops, recognising the importance of wider town centre improvements.
London First also contributed to the Mayor’s supplementary planning guidance on housing and on central London.
We also helped shape the London Plan Alteration, designed to enable the Mayor to collect Crossrail funding contributions from development. We successfully influenced the Mayor’s proposals to lessen the impact on development by including the consideration of viability; reducing the headline rate by broadening the uses beyond offices alone; and introducing a mechanism to address the impact of the charge on mixed use development.
London First Retail Commission
In 2009, we set up a Commission, chaired by Grosvenor’s Jeremy Newsum, to look at ways to encourage retail diversity and support town centres. The Commission’s recommendations informed London First’s response to the London Plan consultation and participation in its Examination in Public.
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Download and read our publications on The London Plan.
- Activities (3 documents)
- London First submission to the Outer London Commission(PDF, 132.53K, May 2009)
- London First response to Initial Proposals for London Plan Review(PDF, 149.19K, June 2009)
- London First response to the Draft Replacement London Plan(PDF, 536.96K, Jan 2010)