Circular Economy Statements Guidance

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Consultation has concluded

Engagement on the Circular Economy Statements guidance has now ended. 

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The built environment sector is the largest user of materials globally. In London, it consumes 400 million tonnes of material each year and accounts for 48 per cent of waste. Extending the life of buildings and recovering and reusing materials at the end of their life can help reduce the demand for materials and waste produced. 

Adopting circular economy approaches will play a significant role in promoting resource efficiency and addressing the challenges of the climate emergency. A transition to circular economy is also important in London becoming 100% net self-sufficient in managing its own waste. 

Circular Economy Statements are intended to support the achievement of these aims and draft guidance has been produced which sets out how these should be prepared. 


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What has happened so far

The guidance has been informed by extensive engagement with a range of built environment stakeholders including with developers, architects, contractors, technical consultants, the public sector and academia.

The draft guidance was also published for information only in March 2020 and consulted on for twelve weeks from October 2020 to January 2021. We received a range of helpful feedback, which informed the final version of the guidance. A summary of the consultation feedback and GLA response can be found in the Consultation Summary Report in the document library. 

The Mayor formally adopted the guidance in March 2022.

Equality Impact Assessment

The equality implications of the guidance have been assessed through an Equality Impact Assessment, which can be viewed on the GLA website.

Engagement on the Circular Economy Statements guidance has now ended. 

The inside of a building showing timber frames and light coming through the roof. It is set-up as an event space with hay bales and tables and chairs.

The built environment sector is the largest user of materials globally. In London, it consumes 400 million tonnes of material each year and accounts for 48 per cent of waste. Extending the life of buildings and recovering and reusing materials at the end of their life can help reduce the demand for materials and waste produced. 

Adopting circular economy approaches will play a significant role in promoting resource efficiency and addressing the challenges of the climate emergency. A transition to circular economy is also important in London becoming 100% net self-sufficient in managing its own waste. 

Circular Economy Statements are intended to support the achievement of these aims and draft guidance has been produced which sets out how these should be prepared. 


The inside of a converted fire station showing a modern stairwell against an old brick wall.Wicker-covered balconies alternating in positions on the outside of Barretts Grove flatted development.


What has happened so far

The guidance has been informed by extensive engagement with a range of built environment stakeholders including with developers, architects, contractors, technical consultants, the public sector and academia.

The draft guidance was also published for information only in March 2020 and consulted on for twelve weeks from October 2020 to January 2021. We received a range of helpful feedback, which informed the final version of the guidance. A summary of the consultation feedback and GLA response can be found in the Consultation Summary Report in the document library. 

The Mayor formally adopted the guidance in March 2022.

Equality Impact Assessment

The equality implications of the guidance have been assessed through an Equality Impact Assessment, which can be viewed on the GLA website.

Consultation has concluded
  • Consultations Closing - 15 January 2021

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    London Plan Guidance Consultations Closing: 15 January 2021

    Thank you all for registering with our consultation platform for the five London Plan Guidance documents on consultation.

    We delivered a range of online events for Boroughs, the development industry, and the public. Some of these events were recorded and are available to watch on this website – look on the right-hand side on this project site for videos to catch up on.

    If you can ensure your consultation comments are submitted on this site following the survey format, this will help us analyse your comments more efficiently and report back quicker on the consultation.

    If you have suggested changes to the guidance in a tracked change format – please email those changes to the project stating clearly who you are if already registered and submitting comments on our consultation site. This will help us link up your submissions - email the project email address as follows:

    Good Quality Homes for All Londoners – QualityHomesLPG@london.gov.uk

    Public London Charter - PublicCharterLPG@london.gov.uk

    Circular Economy Statements Guidance - CircularEconomyLPG@london.gov.uk

    Be Seen Energy Monitoring Assessments Guidance - EnergyMonitoringLPG@london.gov.uk

    Whole Life-Cycle Carbon Assessments Guidance – WholeLifeCarbonLPG@london.gov.uk

    Any questions? please email the project email and one of our team will come straight back to you.

    The consultation closes at 23.59 on 15 January 2021. Thanks for participating.