Allotments and Planning

Meeting: 
MQT on 2003-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2003
Reference: 
2003/2045
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will you develop supplementary planning guidance to encourage the use of Section 106 agreements for the creation of new allotment sites in areas where they are needed?

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Answer

Answer for Allotments and Planning

Answer for Allotments and Planning

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The draft London Plan requires boroughs to produce Open Space Strategies to assess the needs for open space at a borough level. Where the provision of allotments is identified as a key issue at the borough level then they should be considered as part of an Open Space Strategy. The borough would audit the existing provision and make an assessment of the demand for allotments. Where a deficiency in provision is identified the opportunities to address them should be identified and protected. The borough should draw up an Action Plan to identify how such a proposal could be implemented including Section 106 agreements. .