Protecting the River Thames

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What will the Mayor do to safeguard the River Thames against similar decisions to that of the Lots Road development in the future? Will he consider amendments to the London Plan to strengthen his policies in the context of the River Thames?


Answer for Protecting the River Thames

Answer for Protecting the River Thames

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As stated in my response to question 1194/2007, I was content with the decision in the Lots Road case. My London Plan sets out the strategic policy for London, including a substantial section and series of policies in relation to the Blue Ribbon Network. I have already consulted on my proposed changes to the London Plan and these will be examined at the Examination in Public next month. I have not proposed any major changes to the content of Blue Ribbon related policies as they are providing a good strategic basis for decision making.