Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced a “full and comprehensive” review of the London Plan, the capital’s development strategy which he is required to develop and publish under the 1999 Greater London Authority Act.
Mayor Johnson has already signalled changes to the current plan, including scraping a requirement that 50% of all new homes built in the capital be affordable, and now says the changing economic climate requires a fundamental review rather than merely making successive alterations to the existing Plan.
In a statement released by City Hall on Tuesday the Mayor said: “In the current economic climate it is essential that we get the London Plan right now so that it is ready to help London grow and strengthen its status as a world-beating city when the economic upturn arrives. The new policies that will form the capital’s planning framework for the next decade and beyond must not only make London an even better place to live and work in but must support all the sectors that contribute to the capital’s ever evolving economy.
“I am grateful to all those who have contributed to this important process and look forward to working closely with you all to ensure we deliver a London Plan that works for all Londoners.”