Dereliction of Duty? A report on brownfield development in London

Date published: 
01 November 2005

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Over the next ten years, London’s population is set to grow by 800,000, and up to 636,000 more jobs will be created. This growth will place great demands on the capital to provide the houses, work places, schools and other infrastructure needed to create sustainable communities. The challenge will be to balance these needs with the need to preserve existing quality and accessible green spaces, for Londoners to enjoy, and to continue to provide more of them in the future.

This report considers how land use planning and Government-led financial initiatives can help stimulate development on brownfield land in London, and examines the roles of the Mayor and London Development Agency and makes recommendation on how these can be built on to increase the rate at which brownfield land is brought forward for development in London.

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