High Density High-rise Buildings

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2379
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

There is genuine and serious concern among local people - Harrow being one of the examples - that 'high density' is automatically interpreted as an ultimate and automatic reason for developing high-rise developments by developers, local authority planners and the Deputy Mayor of London Sir Edward Lister. Why are you resisting local communities, London Skyline Campaigners and alike who are keen to see high quality design and protect local character and London's heritage?

   

Answer

Answer for High Density High-rise Buildings

Answer for High Density High-rise Buildings

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My London Plan makes clear that higher density development does not automatically mean high rise development (para. 3.28). In addition, London Plan Policy 7.7 advocates a plan lead approach to tall buildings where Boroughs identify in their Local Plans which areas are appropriate, sensitive or inappropriate for tall buildings. Through this process local communities can shape the character of their areas. The Harrow and Wealdstone Area Action Plan (2013) is an example of a plan lead approach to tall buildings.