In March of this year, consultations closed on the Mayor of London's London Plan. Exploring the issues which make a city grow and prosper, the document outlined the vision for the future of the capital and included views on transport, housing, design and sustainability (among other topics).
An update has just been published by the Mayor and we’re delighted to see more of our views, shared in our response, now taken on board in the plan. These include:
- Greater emphasis on the importance of community input into local plans and development.
- Improved guidance on tall buildings planning for boroughs and an increased level of scrutiny on their development.
- More detail on green infrastructure strategies, including a stronger commitment for development proposals to incorporate more elements of green infrastructure.
- Our calls for a “hard commitment” on housing - a target to achieve net housing completions on small sites of 245,730 over 10 years.
Furthermore, we were delighted to see improvements in terms of the document’s views on good design and placemaking. Mirroring proposals set out in our recent report Unlocking Housing, we also now have a stronger commitment to the concept of good design and good growth for the capital, particularly around enhancing and improving the look and feel of an area. To achieve this scrutiny on designs and proposals will be enhanced.
Read our full response to the London Plan. Read our series of blogs on design, housing and transport in the London Plan.