Bloomfields notes that the Secretary of State has now written to the Mayor confirming that he is content for the Mayor’s new London Plan to be formally published, with no further changes.
The Mayor will now progress to formally publish the new London Plan. This will take a few weeks, in order to allow for statutory notifications to be issued alongside other administrative tasks.
The London Plan 2021 is the Spatial Development Strategy for Greater London, ultimately setting out a framework for how London will develop over the next 20-25 years. It sets out an integrated economic, environmental, transport and social framework development, as well as the Mayors vision for Good Growth. It is part of the statutory development plan for London, the policies in the plan should inform decisions on planning applications across the capital. Planning applications should be determined in accordance with it, unless there are sound planning reason. Borough’s Local Plans and Neighbourhood Plans must be in ‘general conformity’ with the London Plan, making sure that the planning system for London operates in a joined-up way and reflects the overall strategy for how London can sustainably develop.
Please contact Bloomfields on 01892 831600 if you would like any further information as to how the new London Plan may affect your land or development prospects.