BusinessLDN advocates for a planning system in London that is pro-growth to support our mission and maintain London’s reputation as a great place to work, live and play.
The planning system in London is unique in many ways. We work with the Greater London Authority (GLA) and the Planning Officers Society London to ensure the business community’s voice is heard in the planning policy debate and that any national reforms work for the capital.
We have worked tirelessly to influence every iteration of the London Plan, the Mayor’s spatial planning strategy. Our advocacy in the most recent London Plan examination helped shape key policies on small housing sites, affordable business space, industrial capacity, development viability and a design-led approach to residential density. We also engage with local planning policy where it may impact on an issue that has strategic importance for London.
We also have a number of sector-specific workstreams including our work on high streets and town centres. Furthermore, we run the cross-sector Industry and Logistics Sounding Board (ILSB) in partnership with the GLA and also the West End Streets Steering Group (WESt) to promote the delivery of high-quality public realm improvements across the West End to improve environmental conditions, promote active travel and bring economic benefits.