What is the role of London Planning Guidance?

    London Planning Guidance provides further detail and guidance to support the implementation of London Plan policies.  

    The guidance does not undergo an examination in public in the same way as the London Plan is required to as it is based on policy that has already been through that process. It is however subject to consultation which the Mayor takes into consideration in finalising guidance documents.  The guidance is therefore a material consideration in planning decisions.

    What is an Equality Impact Assessment?

    Equality Impact Assessment

    The Public Sector Equality Duty requires the Mayor to consider equality impacts on protected groups in his decision making. In exercising this duty, the Mayor should have due regard to the need to:

    1. eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited under the Act;
    2. advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not;
    3. foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

    There are 9 protected characteristic groups:



    Gender reassignment

    Marriage or civil partnership 

    Pregnancy or maternity/paternity

    Religion or Belief



    Sexual orientation

    What if I need an alternative survey format?

    If you have an accessibility requirement and you require an alternative survey format in order to respond to this consultation, please contact us by email at londonplan@london.gov.uk or telephone us on 0207 983 4591.

    You will need to state which consultation/s you are referring to, supply your name and postal address and state the survey format you require.

    You can then either submit your response by emailing londonplan@london.gov.uk or by sending a hard copy to:

    The Planning Team

    Greater London Authority

    City Hall

    Kamal Chunchie Way

    London, E16 1ZE

    Can I view all the survey questions before responding to the consultation?

    Please find a PDF version of the survey questions in the document library for ease of reference and to assist completion of the online survey. 

    Can I respond by email to this consultation?

    We strongly encourage responses via the online survey, particularly from organisations with access to online facilities, as this greatly assists our analysis of the consultation responses and ensures that we make best use of resources. 

    If you require a specific survey format for accessibility purposes or if you do not have access to online facilities, please refer to the FAQ on alternative survey formats.

    How can I submit tracked changes of the draft London Plan guidance?

    In response to this consultation, if you would like to submit tracked changes of the draft guidance, please email the tracked changes in a Word document to FireSafetyLPG@london.gov.uk 

    If you would also like to respond to the survey questions and/or if you have any further comments on the draft London Plan guidance, please complete the survey for the draft London Plan guidance. Completing the survey greatly assists our analysis of responses.