Homes in Green Belt

MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


According to CPRE, "The Green Belt in England is being sacrificed to build new housing at fastest rate for two decades". How do you plan to protect and enhance London's green belt and open spaces from development?


Answer for Homes in Green Belt

Answer for Homes in Green Belt

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am committed to protecting and enhancing London's green belt and open spaces. The adopted London Plan contains a suite of policies 7.16-7.21 offering strong protection to the Green Belt and Open spaces.  I intend to carry forward this strong protection into my new London Plan. But ensuring effective implementation is also crucial, which I have been doing for referable applications since I took office - please also see my answer to MQ 2017/3635.