How will the Mayor protect London’s open spaces?

27 January 2014

This meeting took place on 28 January 2014. Read the transcript here.

How well are the Mayor’s and the boroughs’ policies protecting London’s open spaces while under pressure from a fast growing population? Is enough being done to ensure that we meet planning demands whilst protecting London’s green spaces?

The London Assembly Planning Committee will tomorrow discuss the extent to which planning policies are adequately protecting London’s green and open spaces.

The Committee will question the following guests:

  • Cynthia Griffin, Director Culture, Community and Economic Development, London Borough of Havering;
  • Michael Bell, Strategic Planning Manager, London Borough of Tower Hamlets;
  • Mandy Rudd, Chief Executive, Greenspace Information for Greater London;
  • Laurie Elks, Lee Valley Federation;
  • John Lavery, Open Spaces Society; and
  • Peter Heath, Senior Planner, London Plan Team, GLA.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, 28 January from 3.30pm in Committee Room 5 at 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.

Notes to editors

  1. Nicky Gavron, Chair of the Planning Committee, is available for interview. See contact details below.
  2. 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 Kiran Dhaliwal on 020 7983 4504. 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.