The City of London utilizes site plan control to ensure safe, functional and high quality developments are constructed throughout the City. To initiate the Site Plan Approval (SPA) process (apply for a site plan) applicants are encouraged to contact Development Services staff to arrange an informal discussion. This is the potential applicant's opportunity to discuss their proposal, generally: Subsequent to this meeting, a submission may be made for site plan consultation.
All site plans are processed internally by multi-disciplinary teams of planners, engineers, site plan officers, landscape architects and technicians, not to mention the various departments and agencies that provide feedback throughout the consultation and application process(es).
The "Consultation phase" (Stage 1 below) is required to establish baseline requirements and lay out the parameters for making a "complete" application for site plan approval.
The Site Plan Approval (SPA) process reference manual - broken down (below) by its individual stages and chapters - contains key documents and information regarding the SPA process in the City of London.
While electronic submissions for consultation can be made here, it is highly recommended that potential applicants contact Development Services to arrange a pre-consultation meeting.
Site Plan Approval Process Reference Manual