Regents Park theatre

Culture and the Night Time Economy Supplementary Planning Guidance

Start date: 19 April 2017
End date: 31 May 2017

We'd like to hear your views

The Mayor wants to make London the best city for nightlife in the world.

We’ve created a draft Culture and Night Time Economy Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) which provides guidance to ensure that existing policy is used as effectively as possible to protect London’s nightlife, and we would like to hear your views on this document.

Why we've created a draft London Night Time Economy SPG

The night-time economy brings £26.3bn to London’s economy every year. It employs one in eight people in our city. And culture is the number one reason people come here.

London has 70 night time clusters across the city. The night time economy and culture can help bring town centres to life. It can create new jobs and leisure activities for local communities and visitors.

We now have a huge opportunity to make London’s night time economy and culture an even richer proposition. But there are challenges to harnessing the full benefits of this part of our economy. We must work with local authorities, residents, revellers, police and local businesses. A balanced approach is the key to our success.

This SPG sets out the Mayor’s preferred approach and Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) are strongly encouraged to follow this approach.

Tell us what you think

Everyone is invited to comment on this draft SPG. The consultation responses will inform the new draft London Plan which will be published in Autumn 2017

We want to encourage views from communities and individuals across London. You can let us know what you think of our draft supplementary planning guidance in two ways:

Email: [email protected] or write to: 

Adam Cooper
Culture Team
City Hall
The Queen’s Walk
London SE1 2AA

The consultation closes on Tuesday 31 May 2017.