Deallocating sites from plans

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/5190
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The Government will consult on strengthening policy to be clear that allocated land should be taken out of a plan if there is no prospect of a planning application being made. How big an issue is this in London?

Answer

Answer for Deallocating sites from plans

Answer for Deallocating sites from plans

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Whilst more detail will be needed from Government on this proposal, I assume that this could apply to sites that are designated for a non-residential use, such as employment, but where no development has taken place.

This is unlikely to apply to most designated employment sites in London, as these tend to be actively used, rather than greenfield site allocations which are more common outside London. However, it might apply to vacant / cleared sites, so I will want to see the detailed criteria before estimating its applicability or relevance to London.