Loss of London public toilets (2)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 23rd May 2022.

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Photo of Caroline Russell Caroline Russell Green

Thank you for your answer to my question 2021/4822 on the loss of public toilets in London. Could you provide examples of how London Policy Plan S6 is now working to provide free, publicly accessible toilets for a range of users in the city?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Public toilets should be integral to the design of good-quality, large-scale, publicly accessible schemes – such as shopping centres, leisure centres or other large community spaces.

My London Plan policy (S6 Public toilets) ensures this is considered early on in the planning process and secured appropriately as part of any such permission. Through this policy, my team has secured public toilets on the following sites -

Thameside West

Bishopsgate Goodsyard

5 Kingdom Street

Data on the loss or gain of public toilets is not monitored in planning applications. My officers will look at how we might monitor information on public toilets for referable schemes in the future.