Vertical farms

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Reference: 
2019/6432
Question By: 
Tony Devenish
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Does the GLA have any plans to support vertical farms?

Answers

Answer for Vertical farms
Vertical farms

Vertical farms

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As highlighted in my London Food Strategy and my London Environment Strategy, food growing can form an important part of London’s urban greening fabric, providing social, economic, health and environmental benefits. 

The draft London Plan includes policies to make streets and buildings greener, including increasing the extent of green roofs and green walls. Vertical food growing could form part of this and my food policy team will continue to consider the role that vertical food growing can play as they implement the London Food Strategy.