City of London blueprint eyes new towers

View from City Hall in 2026

Twenty-year plan courts expansion of tall buildings cluster, plus Blackfriars and Pool of London regeneration

The City of London is poised to set out its vision for the Square Mile’s development and regeneration over the next two decades, including 2 million sq m of new office space, hundreds of new homes, and the expansion of its tall buildings cluster.

Members of the corporation’s planning & transportation committee yesterday agreed to put out a draft version of the City Plan 2036 for public consultation on November 12 and to seek views until the end of February.

The development blueprint, which the City expects to adopt in its final form in 2020, will be a key consideration in determining planning applications. It currently states that “further tall buildings will be encouraged where they can make a positive contribution to their surroundings and the skyline, adding to the tall building cluster in the east of the City”.

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