That the Assembly notes the answers to the questions asked. This Assembly notes that the Mayor committed in a note produced on the 16th November 2012 regarding Matter 1 (ED16) to include the following definition of sustainable development in the glossary of the London Plan:
‘Sustainable development: This covers development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The Government has set out five ‘guiding principles’ of sustainable development: living within the planet’s environmental limits; ensuring a strong, healthy and just society; achieving a sustainable economy; promoting good governance; and using sound science responsibly. The Mayor’s approach to these principles and their application in London is explained in Chapter One of the Plan.’
The Mayor’s addition is italicised.
This Assembly regrets that the Mayor dropped this intended alteration to the London Plan that would have provided a more comprehensive definition of sustainable development. Given that this is a core concept underpinning the entire Plan, this Assembly calls on the Mayor to bring forward future alterations that include his intended definition