Nicky Gavron AM: Mr Mayor, I would like to ask you about the draft London Plan, but before I do I want to just say that I really welcome the fact that this Plan is more people-centred. I want to follow up from what Andrew Boff [AM] was saying about another aspect of families living. It is families with children and young people living at high densities. That is what my question is about.
I noticed that the draft London Plan is very strong on play policies and they are really good, innovative policies on outdoor play and independent mobility for children, which is important in a city like London. However, in order for this to work in high-rise, high density housing association/council estates, it is important that children have easy access to outside play areas and that also that their parents can overlook and see, in an informal way, because the play provision will be, as it says in the guidance, close by.
All over the world, from Auckland to Vancouver, planning departments have policies which say that families with children and young people in them should not live above the fifth floor. That is for the reasons that I have just outlined. Would you be prepared, therefore, to consider a presumption against families with children and young people in them living above, say, the fifth floor?