Metropolitan Open Land (2)

MQT on 2013-12-18
Session date: 
December 18, 2013
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


A resident has contacted me to ask what action are you taking to protect green belt and Metropolitan Open Land from development?


Answer for Metropolitan Open Land (2)

Answer for Metropolitan Open Land (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In my London Plan, I am very clear that "the strongest protection should be given to London Green Belt, in accordance with national guidance. Inappropriate development should be refused, except in very special circumstances. Development will be supported if it is appropriate and helps secure the objectives of improving the Green Belt as set out in national guidance"

The Plan provides a similar strong level of protection to Metropolitan Open Land, adding that "essential ancillary facilities for appropriate uses will only be acceptable where they maintain the openness of MOL".