Manufacturing zone

MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In the budget, the Government will pilot a manufacturing zone in the East Midlands that it believes "will reduce planning restrictions to allow land to be used more productively, providing certainty for business investment, and boosting local productivity and growth". What are your thoughts on the potential of reducing planning restrictions to allow more manufacturing in London?


Answer for Manufacturing zone

Answer for Manufacturing zone

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Reducing planning restrictions would be unlikely to promote more manufacturing in London. My new draft London Plan takes a more positive approach to the retention of industrial floorspace capacity, and promotes intensification of industrial land, in order to help retain capacity for manufacturing (and other industrial uses) in the capital.