This page will be used to share updates and submissions that the association has made to relevant consultations.


In March the BA submitted evidence to a review of City of London governance conducted by Lord Lisvane.

Evidence to the City’s Review of Governance


Recent consultations on Transport Strategy and the Draft Local Plan

The BA has responded to the City’s Transport Strategy, a consultation on how decisions on spending the neighbourhood fund element of the Community Infrastructure Levy should be made, and on the City’s Draft Local Plan for 2036. The Local Plan is particularly important because it will set the planning regime for the next decade or so. Once it is published in the autumn it has to go to a planning inspector, so there are more opportunities to make representations then. More information on these policies is available on the City’s website

Local Plan_BA response
Transport strategy response from Barbican Association
Community Infrastructure Levy consultation

Earlier consultations

In Autumn 2016 the City ran several important consultations – on its noise strategy, on a review of its licensing regime, and the first stage of a consultation on its new Local Plan (the planning regime).

The BA organised a meeting of the relevant officers and local common councillors to seek some joined up thinking between these City policies. At the meeting we voiced the problems caused by noise and disturbance, particularly at night and during the evenings from bars and open roof terraces and of the wearing effects of constant construction work. In our formal responses we sought some protections for residential areas, for example no construction work on Saturdays on sites next to residential areas.

Response to Noise Strategy
Response to Licensing Review
Response to Local Plan questions

In January 2017 the BA responded to a consultation on the City’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

Response to Health and Wellbeing Strategy

In September 2017 the BA responded to consultations on the City’s Freight and Servicing plan (a supplementary plan to the Local Plan) and to the Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy

Response to Freight and Servicing plan
Response to Mayor’s Transport Strategy

In February 2018 the BA responding to the Culture Mile Look and Feel Strategy.

Response to Culture Mile Look and Feel Strategy

In March 2018 the BA responded to the City of London’s Lighting Strategy.

Response to City’s Lighting Strategy