Mayor of London Sadiq Khan unveiled his London Plan this morning, promising future investment in housing, social infrastructure and culture.
The London Plan is a strategic roadmap detailing how the capital will prepare for its population growth over the next 12 years, changing how development and planning policies are carried out by local councils.
The plan highlights public health problems as a result of air pollution and outlines the further work from the London Assembly to preserve music venues.
London’s housing crisis is also addressed with plans for more than a quarter of a million homes to built over the coming years, half of which will be affordable housing.
The London Assembly predicts that there will be 10.5 million people living in London by 2041, and recognises the need for a plan to ensure that social infrastructure and housing demands are not adversely affected.
The London Plan is split into 12 sections, including chapters such as green infrastructure & natural environment, and transport.
The plan is based around six ‘good growth’ policies:
- Building strong and inclusive communities
- Making the best use of land
- Creating a healthy city
- Delivering the homes Londoners need
- Growing a good economy
- Increasing efficiency & resilience
Khan comments,“My London Plan sets out how we are planning for the challenges our great city faces, but crucially focuses on my vision of a London that welcomes growth, celebrates its diversity and ensures every Londoner gets the opportunity to fulfil their potential.”
Consultation for the London Plan opens on Monday 4th December and will remain open until March 2018.