Building developments in the city

How can Khan plan London’s future?

28 June 2016

This meeting took place on 29 June 2016. Read the transcript here.

London’s previous Mayor indicated that the current London Plan[1] is in need of major review and replacement to reflect the challenges posed by London’s record growth.

It is now the responsibility of the new Mayor’s team to alter the Plan, ensuring it not only reflects national policy trends but is based on evidence based analysis.

The London Assembly Planning Committee will tomorrow examine how the Mayor expects to revise the Plan to reflect London’s growth; and to what extent he will incorporate his own housing, employment and infrastructure policy priorities within it.

The guests are:

  • James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing;
  • John Lett, Strategic Planning Manager, London Plan Team, GLA;
  • Liz Peace CBE, Adviser on Property, Politics and the Built Environment;
  • Tony Pidgley CBE, Chairman of the Berkeley Group plc,
  • Simon Powell, Assistant Director – Strategic Projects and Property, Housing and Land, GLA; and
  • Jeremy Skinner, Senior Manager - Growth & Enterprise, GLA.


The meeting will take place tomorrow, Wednesday 29 June from 10:00am in The Chamber, City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend.  The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.

Follow us @LondonAssembly and take part in the meeting discussion using #AssemblyPlanning

Notes to editors

  1. The London Plan is the spatial development strategy for London. It sets out an integrated economic, environmental, transport and social framework for the development of London over the next 20-25 years.
  2. Full agenda papers here.
  3. Tony Devenish AM, Chair of the Planning Committee, is available for interview.  See contact details below.
  4. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.


For media enquiries, please contact Ben Walker on 020 7983 5769.  For out of hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officer.  Non-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.