Towards a Community-Led Plan for London

MQT on 2016-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2016
Question By: 
Siân Berry
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Are you aware of the Just Space publication, 'Towards a Community-Led Plan for London', produced by a very broad coalition of community groups to help involve them in the preparation of the new London Plan? How have you responded to its call for a new participation agenda?


Answer for Towards a Community-Led Plan for London

Answer for Towards a Community-Led Plan for London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes, I am aware of Just Space's publication 'Towards a Community Led Plan for London'. I have already taken its technical proposals into account in early work on the new London Plan and will continue to do so as this progresses.

As I explained in my reply to your oral question MQ 4105, Jules Pipe and I have already put in place arrangements to respond to a more diverse range of Londoners. These will extend the participation agenda and improve engagement in the development of all my policies, including those in the London Plan.

'A City for All Londoners' was my first step in putting greater emphasis on early engagement to feed into all my strategies.  I am using new approaches to consultation on these directly aimed at Londoners, including Talk London and Community Focus Groups.  The stakeholder workshops on a 'City for All Londoners' have been extended to cover a wide range of community groups.

My appointment of Matthew Ryder as Deputy Mayor for Social Integration will ensure that as an organisation we are much more attuned to the needs of community groups than has been the case in the past.