Looking to the future

Looking to the future

8.21  Chapter 1 noted that change is the only constant in London. Inevitably, new trends, issues and ideas will emerge over the period to 2036 which will have to be taken up in monitoring and reviewing the Plan and in taking the decisions about how we plan for our city’s future. These might include changes to population trends, the world’s economy and London’s place within it or the effects of climate change. This revision has been driven partly by the realisation that the population of London has grown much faster than was anticipated in the 2011 London Plan. However, the extent to which this unexpected level of growth is structural or cyclical is unknown as is the ability of the Plan’s existing strategies and philosophy to successfully accommodate the envisaged level of growth. In light of this a full review of the Plan will commence in 2015.

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