GLA owned playing fields

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-12-18
Session date: 
December 18, 2013
Reference: 
2013/5211
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Further to your answer Question No: 2013/3704 :

"You have pointed out the increased infrastructure and leisure facilities needed for our expanding London population, which you have estimated to be 10 million by about 2030.  For that reason, is it your policy to protect all existing publicly-owned playing fields and running tracks under your control in the GLA portfolio? Are you allowing any to be sold for housing?" Your  response being "My London Plan strongly supports development proposals that increase or enhance the provision of sports and recreation facilities and resists proposals that result in a net loss of these facilities, including playing fields (Policy 3.19 on sports facilities). Policy 7.17 on Metropolitan Open Land (many playing fields are often designated as MoL) also gives strong protection to preventing loss of MoL as does Policy 7.18 on Protecting Local Open Space.

The only sport facility owned by the GLA is the National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace. The future of the NSC is under review as part of a comprehensive review of the park in conjunction with LB Bromley and others. More can be found here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-24375547",

And further to your answer to Question No: 2013/4147:

"Why are you then selling off the playing fields attached to the Peel Centre for housing development?"

When will you give a substantive response?

Answer

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