Mayor of London Ken Livingstone today published Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) detailing how important views of London landmarks should be protected and managed.
‘London View Management Framework’ is intended to provide “additional clarity and detail” to sections of the London Plan that deal with London’s designated strategic views and confirms precise details of 11 views that have been approved by Government for protection.
The eleven focus on the landmarks of St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London and the Palace of Westminster and include the view from City Hall to the Tower of London.
All parties involved in development within these 11 viewing corridors must take account of this guidance to ensure the landmarks within them are not obscured from stipulated viewing points.
The guidance also introduces a further 17 riverside and other panoramic views not previously recognised.
Announcing the new guidance Mr Livingstone said it would all those involved in development and construction in London “to take a balanced view of development proposals, their impact on London’s major landmarks and their contribution to the capital’s character and identity.”