London playing fields (3)

MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Since coming to power, what reasons have you ever given in planning policy, or decisions, regarding protection or destruction of such sites, beyond repeating London borough considerations?


Answer for London playing fields (3)

Answer for London playing fields (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My London Plan policies support proposals to enhance or increase the provision of sports and recreation facilities and resist net loss in order to increase participation in sport and physical activity. Alternative uses may be considered where facilities are no longer needed and where other forms of social infrastructure have been considered, where there is a local need. In assessing development proposals I consider London Plan policies as a whole, the need for facilities, and would expect sites to be enhanced or retained unless there are compelling reasons otherwise.