Workspace Providers Board and industrial land

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Reference: 
2017/0073
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

According to the GLA's Industrial Land Supply and Economy Study 2015, the rate of release of industrial land for 2010 to 2015 was 105 hectares per year, compared with a recommended rate of 37 hectares per year in supplementary guidance. Will your newly announced Workspace Providers Board look at protecting London's existing industrial land?

Answer

Answer for Workspace Providers Board and industrial land

Answer for Workspace Providers Board and industrial land

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Workspace Providers Board will consist primarily of providers of co-working space, incubators, artist studios and maker spaces.

The Board will advise on securing workspace, including through the planning process, and creating new space, for example through identifying sites for building new developments or re-fitting empty space in existing buildings.

The new London Plan will include policies to manage London's existing industrial land, in light of a range of evidence and consultation with stakeholders.