Planning Application Overview

The Illuminated River Foundation has submitted 30 planning applications and 18 applications for listed building consent across seven riverside authorities for its major public art installation Illuminated River that will bring light and colour to the heart of London.

Final Design Concept © Leo Villareal Studio

The scheme has been developed in consultation and collaboration with over 50 organisations on and around the river, including the Port of London Authority and Historic England.

Animation of artist Leo Villareal’s final design concepts for the 15 bridges. This animation focuses on the artistic concept and is not an accurate representation of London at night and omits street and footway lighting on the bridges and navigation lights.

Interactive Environmental Summary

In addition to these planning applications and supporting Environmental Statement, the Illuminated River Foundation has also created the first ever digital Interactive Environmental Summary. This is an overview of the 15 bridges – their heritage and environmental surroundings – and a summary of the likely benefits and impact of the project on bats, birds, and fish as well as the proposed light levels.

Planning Applications

If you are interested in accessing the full planning applications, please visit the planning section web pages of the relevant local planning authority:

  • City of London Corporation
  • Lambeth
  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  • Southwark
  • Tower Hamlets
  • Wandsworth Council
  • City of Westminster

To support the planning process, the Illuminated River Foundation has undertaken extensive consultation with the local community.