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The LONDON PLAN is the statutory spatial development strategy for the Greater London
Greater London
area in the United Kingdom that is written by the Mayor of London
London
and published by the Greater London
Greater London
Authority .

The regional planning document was first published in final form on 10 February 2004. In addition to minor alterations, it was substantially revised and republished in February 2008 and again in July 2011. In October 2013, minor alterations were made to the plan to comply with the National Planning Policy Framework and other changes in national policy.

The current London
London
Plan of March 2016 was published, and amended, in January 2017. The current plan has a formal end-date of 2036.

CONTENTS

* 1 Mandate * 2 Objectives

* 3 Policies

* 3.1 Opportunity areas * 3.2 Sub regions * 3.3 Activity centres

* 4 Alterations * 5 References * 6 External links

MANDATE

The plan replaced the previous strategic planning guidance for London issued by the Secretary of State and known as RPG 3 . It is a requirement of the Greater London
Greater London
Authority Act 1999 that the document is produced and that it deals only with matters that are of strategic importance to Greater London. The Act also requires that the London Plan includes in its scope:

* the health of Londoners, * equality of opportunity , * contribution to sustainable development in the United Kingdom.

OBJECTIVES

The plan is a spatial development strategy for the Greater London area and has six objectives. The current objectives, as adopted by the 2011 and 2016 revisions, are to ensure that London
London
is:

* A CITY THAT MEETS THE CHALLENGES OF ECONOMIC AND POPULATION GROWTH * AN INTERNATIONALLY COMPETITIVE AND SUCCESSFUL CITY * A CITY OF DIVERSE, STRONG, SECURE AND ACCESSIBLE NEIGHBOURHOODS * A CITY THAT DELIGHTS THE SENSES * A CITY THAT BECOMES A WORLD LEADER IN IMPROVING THE ENVIRONMENT * A CITY WHERE IT IS EASY, SAFE AND CONVENIENT FOR EVERYONE TO ACCESS JOBS, OPPORTUNITIES AND FACILITIES

— LONDON PLAN, 2011 AND 2016

The objectives were previously updated in 2008 following the Greater London
London
Authority Act 2007 :

* TO ACCOMMODATE LONDON\'S GROWTH WITHIN ITS BOUNDARIES WITHOUT ENCROACHING ON OPEN SPACES * TO MAKE LONDON A HEALTHIER AND BETTER CITY FOR PEOPLE TO LIVE IN * TO MAKE LONDON A MORE PROSPEROUS CITY WITH STRONG AND DIVERSE LONG TERM ECONOMIC GROWTH * TO PROMOTE SOCIAL INCLUSION AND TACKLE DEPRIVATION AND DISCRIMINATION * TO IMPROVE LONDON\'S ACCESSIBILITY * TO MAKE LONDON AN EXEMPLARY WORLD CITY IN MITIGATING AND ADAPTING TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND A MORE ATTRACTIVE, WELL-DESIGNED AND GREEN CITY

— LONDON PLAN, 2008

The original 2004 objectives were:

* TO ACCOMMODATE LONDON\'S GROWTH WITHIN ITS BOUNDARIES WITHOUT ENCROACHING ON OPEN SPACES * TO MAKE LONDON A BETTER CITY FOR PEOPLE TO LIVE IN * TO MAKE LONDON A MORE PROSPEROUS CITY WITH STRONG AND DIVERSE ECONOMIC GROWTH * TO PROMOTE SOCIAL INCLUSION AND TACKLE DEPRIVATION AND DISCRIMINATION * TO IMPROVE LONDON\'S ACCESSIBILITY * TO MAKE LONDON A MORE ATTRACTIVE, WELL-DESIGNED AND GREEN CITY

— LONDON PLAN, 2004

POLICIES

The geographical scope of the plan is the London
London
region

The 2016 plan had chapters:

CHAPTER TITLE SUMMARY

1 Context and strategy Demography
Demography
, external forces, quality of life

2 Places Sub-regions , Outer London , Inner London , Central Activities Zone, opportunity areas, intensification areas, town centres

3 People Health, housing, social infrastructure

4 Economy Economic sectors and workspaces

5 Response to climate change Climate change mitigation
Climate change mitigation
, climate change adaptation , waste, contaminated land

6 Transport Integrating transport and development, connectivity

7 Living spaces and places Place shaping, environment and landscapes, air and noise pollution, emergency planning, Blue Ribbon Network

8 Implementation, monitoring, and review

Annexes One to six

OPPORTUNITY AREAS

The plan identifies dozens of areas of opportunity, which are where the bulk of efforts will be concentrated, with an aim at reducing social deprivation and creating sustainable development. The opportunity areas will be able to accommodate around 5,000 jobs each or about 2,500 homes, or a mixture of the two. The opportunity areas will mostly be town centres as opposed to suburban developments in the boroughs, although those are mentioned as important in terms of job growth and quality of life. By definition, an Opportunity Area is brownfield land with significant capacity for development. This contrasts with an Intensification Area that can be developed to higher than existing densities with more modest economic change.

SUB REGIONS

Development must not encroach on green spaces Further information: List of sub regions used in the London Plan

For the purposes of the plan, London
London
is divided into five sub regions. From 2004 to 2008 the sub regions were initially the same as the Learning and Skills Council
Learning and Skills Council
areas established in 1999. Within this scheme there was a separate Central sub region and four others around it. The London
London
part of the Thames Gateway zone was entirely contained within the East London
London
sub region. The 2004-2008 sub regions each had a Sub-Regional Development Framework.

The sub regions were revised in February 2008 as part of the Further Alterations to the London
London
Plan. These sub regions each radiated from the centre to combine inner and outer London
London
boroughs. The 2008-2011 sub regions, each had its own Sub Regional Implementation Framework.

In 2011 the sub regions were revised again. A smaller Central sub region was reintroduced, the South sub region was reintroduced, and all boroughs in the Thames Gateway were returned to the East sub region. The 2011 sub regions are maintained in the 2016 London
London
Plan.

Throughout these revisions has been a separately defined Central Activities Zone which includes areas with a very high concentration of metropolitan activities.

ACTIVITY CENTRES

Sutton , a metropolitan centre

The London
London
Plan identifies 200 activity centres in the city. All activity centres are categorised into:

* 2 INTERNATIONAL CENTRES, the West End and Knightsbridge
Knightsbridge
. * 13 METROPOLITAN CENTRES such as Bromley
Bromley
, Ealing
Ealing
, Stratford and Wood Green * 34 MAJOR CENTRES such as Brixton
Brixton
, Dalston
Dalston
, Eltham
Eltham
and Kilburn * 151 DISTRICT CENTRES such as Camberwell , Shepherds Bush
Shepherds Bush
, West Hampstead
Hampstead
and Whitechapel .

Over 1,200 smaller neighbourhood and local centres are also identified in the plan.

INTERNATIONAL CENTRES (2) WEST END , KNIGHTSBRIDGE Bromley
Bromley
Croydon
Croydon
Ealing
Ealing
Harrow Hounslow Ilford Kingston Romford
Romford
Sh Bsh Stratford Sutton Uxbridge
Uxbridge
Wood Green West End Knightsbridge
Knightsbridge

METROPOLITAN CENTRES (13) BROMLEY , CROYDON , EALING , HARROW , HOUNSLOW , ILFORD , KINGSTON , ROMFORD , SHEPHERDS BUSH , STRATFORD , SUTTON , UXBRIDGE , WOOD GREEN

MAJOR CENTRES (34) Angel , Barking , Bexleyheath , Brixton
Brixton
, Camden Town , Canary Wharf , Catford , Chiswick , Clapham Junction
Clapham Junction
, Dalston
Dalston
, East Ham
East Ham
, Edgware
Edgware
, Eltham
Eltham
, Enfield Town , Fulham
Fulham
, Hammersmith
Hammersmith
, Kensington High Street , Kilburn , King\'s Road East , Lewisham
Lewisham
, Holloway Nag\'s Head , Orpington
Orpington
, Peckham
Peckham
, Putney
Putney
, Queensway / Westbourne Grove
Westbourne Grove
, Richmond , Southall , Streatham , Tooting
Tooting
, Walthamstow
Walthamstow
, Wembley
Wembley
, Wandsworth
Wandsworth
, Wimbledon , Woolwich
Woolwich

DISTRICT CENTRES (151)

Acton , Addiscombe , Angel Edmonton , Archway , Bakers Arms , Balham , Beckenham , Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
, Blackheath , Brick Lane , Brent Street , Brentford , Burnt Oak , Camberwell , Canada Water
Canada Water
, Canning Town , Carshalton Village , Chadwell Heath
Chadwell Heath
, Cheam
Cheam
Village , Chipping Barnet , Chrisp Street , Church End, Finchley
Finchley
, Church Street / Edgware
Edgware
Road , Clapham High Street , Colindale / The Hyde , Collier Row , Coulsdon , Crayford , Cricklewood , Crouch End , Crystal Palace , Dagenham /Heathway, Deptford
Deptford
, Downham
Downham
, Dulwich
Dulwich
– Lordship Lane , Ealing Road, Earls Court Road , Earlsfield East Beckton
Beckton
, East Finchley , East Sheen , Eastcote , Edgware
Edgware
Road/Church Street , Edmonton Green , Elephant and Castle
Elephant and Castle
, Elm Park , Erith
Erith
, Feltham
Feltham
High Street , Finsbury Park , Forest Gate , Forest Hill , Fulham
Fulham
Road (east) , Fulham
Fulham
Road (west) , Gants Hill , Golders Green
Golders Green
, Green Lanes , Greenford , Greenwich
Greenwich
West , Hampstead
Hampstead
, Hanwell
Hanwell
, Harlesden
Harlesden
, Harold Hill , Harrow Road , Hayes , Hendon
Hendon
Central , Highams Park
Highams Park
, Hornchurch , Ickenham , Kentish Town , Kenton
Kenton
, King\'s Road (west) , Kingsbury
Kingsbury
, Lavender Hill
Lavender Hill
/ Queenstown Road , Lee Green , Leyton
Leyton
, Leytonstone , Mare Street , Mill Hill
Mill Hill
, Mitcham , Morden
Morden
, Muswell Hill , Neasden , New Barnet , New Cross
New Cross
, New Malden
New Malden
, Norbury
Norbury
, North Cheam
Cheam
, North Chingford
Chingford
, North Finchley , North Harrow , Northwood Hills , Notting Hill Gate , Palmers Green
Palmers Green
, Penge
Penge
, Petts Wood , Pinner , Plumstead
Plumstead
, Poplar , Portobello Road , Praed Street/ Paddington
Paddington
, Preston Road , Purley , Rainham , Rayners Lane , Roman Road (east) , Rosehill , Ruislip
Ruislip
, Shepherds Bush
Shepherds Bush
, Sidcup
Sidcup
, South Chingford
Chingford
, South Bermondsey / Old Kent Road , South Harrow , South Kensington
South Kensington
, South Norwood , South Woodford , Southgate , St John\'s Wood , Stanmore , Stockwell , Stoke Newington , Surbiton
Surbiton
, Swiss Cottage
Swiss Cottage
/ Finchley Road , Sydenham
Sydenham
, Teddington
Teddington
, Temple Fortune , Thamesmead , Thornton Heath , Tolworth , Tottenham
Tottenham
, Twickenham
Twickenham
, Upminster , Upper Norwood , Upton Park , Wallington , Walworth Road , Wanstead
Wanstead
, Watney Market , Wealdstone
Wealdstone
, Welling , Wembley
Wembley
Park , West Green Road/Seven Sisters , West Hampstead
West Hampstead
, West Norwood
West Norwood
/ Tulse Hill
Tulse Hill
, West Wickham , Whetstone , Whitechapel , Whitton , Willesden Green , Wood Street , Worcester Park , Yiewsley / West Drayton
West Drayton

NEIGHBOURHOOD AND LOCAL CENTRES (1,200)

ALTERATIONS

There have been a number of amendments to the London
London
Plan which have been incorporated into the current version that was published in February 2008. Early alterations were made covering housing provision targets, waste and minerals. Further alterations to the plan covered climate change ; London
London
as a world city ; The London
London
Economy ; Housing; Tackling social exclusion ; Transport ; London\'s geography , the sub-regions and inter-regions; Outer London ; Liveability (including safety, security and open spaces ); and the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games . The mayor gained new statutory powers following the Greater London
Greater London
Authority Act 2007 .

Following the 2008 change of mayor , a new review was initiated in July 2008 and a new London
London
Plan published in July 2011. As of this date, modifications are made to fully comply with the National Planning Policy Framework .

In 2013, London
London
Mayor Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson
proposed early minor alterations to the London
London
Plan that were aimed at preventing boroughs from setting rent caps or targets for affordable rented homes in their local development frameworks. The alterations were approved in a vote by the London Assembly in September 2013.

Alterations made since July 2011 were consolidated in the London
London
Plan of March 2016, which was published and amended in January 2017.

Following the 2016 change of mayor , London
London
Mayor Sadiq Khan
Sadiq Khan
has outlined proposals towards creating a new London
London
Plan. The new plan is expected to be released in 2019.

DATE DOCUMENT

February 2004 The London
London
Plan

October 2005 Draft Alterations to the London
London
Plan: Housing Provision Targets Waste and Minerals

December 2005 Reviewing the London
London
Plan: Statement of Intent from the Mayor

September 2006 Draft Further Alterations to the London
London
Plan

December 2006 Early Alterations to the London
London
Plan on Housing provision targets, waste and minerals

February 2008 The London
London
Plan: Consolidated with Alterations since 2004

July 2008 Planning for a better London

April 2009 A new plan for London: Proposals for the Mayor’s London
London
Plan

October 2009 The London
London
Plan: Consultation draft replacement plan

December 2009 Minor alteration to the consultation draft replacement London
London
Plan

April 2010 Crossrail Alterations

July 2011 The London
London
Plan

February 2012 Early Minor Alterations to the London
London
Plan

October 2013 Revised Early Minor Alterations to the London
London
Plan

March 2015 Further Alterations to the London
London
Plan

March 2016 The London
London
Plan: Consolidated with Alterations since 2011

REFERENCES

* ^ Mayor of London
Mayor of London
(February 2008). "The London
London
Plan (Consolidated with Alterations since 2004)" (PDF). Greater London
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Authority . Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 June 2010. * ^ Sarah Stevens and Ian Fergusson (2008). "The New Consolidated London
London
Plan". Turley Associates. * ^ Mayor of London
Mayor of London
(April 2009). "A new plan for London: Proposals for the Mayor’s London
London
Plan" (PDF). Greater London
Greater London
Authority . * ^ Mayor of London
Mayor of London
. "About the consultation: What happens next?". Greater London
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Authority . Retrieved 12 October 2009. * ^ Mayor of London
Mayor of London
(October 2013). "REMA". London
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Assembly. Retrieved 1 May 2017. * ^ Mayor of London
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(January 2017). "The current London
London
Plan". London
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Assembly. Retrieved 22 April 2017. PDF * ^ "What are Opportunity Areas?". London
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Plan. Greater London Authority. Retrieved 10 February 2017. * ^ Addison ">(PDF). Greater London
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Authority . * ^ Mayor of London
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(May 2006). "Sub Regional Development Frameworks". Greater London
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Authority . * ^ Mayor of London
Mayor of London
(February 2008). "The London
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Plan: Sub-regions, CAZ and government growth area policies". Greater London
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Authority . * ^ Mayor of London
Mayor of London
(September 2006). "Draft Further Alterations to the London
London
Plan" (PDF). Greater London
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Authority . * ^ Mayor of London
Mayor of London
(March 2016). " London
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Plan 2016, Chapter 2" (PDF). London
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Assembly. Retrieved 1 May 2017. * ^ Mayor of London
Mayor of London
(March 2016). " London
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Plan 2016, Chapter 2". London
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Assembly. Retrieved 1 May 2017. * ^ Labour group fails in bid to block London
London
Plan revisions. Planning Resource (4 September 2013). Retrieved on 6 December 2013. * ^ Mayor could face legal challenge to London
London
Plan alterations. Out-law.com. Retrieved on 6 December 2013. * ^ Mayor of London
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(January 2017). "The current London
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Assembly. Retrieved 22 April 2017. PDF * ^ Mayor outlines plans to create ‘A City for all Londoners’. london.gov.uk. Retrieved on 1 May 2017. * ^ London
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