London Plan response
The London Assembly Planning Committee’s 110-page response to the London Plan consultation represents a substantial and comprehensive assessment of the Mayor’s proposals, with contributions from all the Assembly Committees. It has cross-party support.
- welcomes the Mayor’s decision to continue to accommodate London’s growth within its boundaries, without encroaching on the Green Belt or by building on London’s open spaces
- recognises that, to do this, the density of development must be higher than in the past – but only if it is to the highest quality of design, with adequate supporting infrastructure, and with the support of local communities
- raises concerns that to achieve the Mayor’s objectives of Good Growth, more work needs to be done on delivering new homes – they must be the right size and type for the capital’s housing need
- highlights that the Plan is asking boroughs to do more work to ensure London’s growth is good. But the Mayor’s proposals will require a wide range of skills – including planning, urban design, architecture, engineering and conservation experts. A total of 91% of London Boroughs say they don’t have enough people with those skills