Following its release earlier today, the draft new London Plan sets out a new framework for growth in the capital. Indigo has taken an initial look and provides its thoughts on some of the key themes that emerge.
The Growth Agenda.
Through its ‘good growth’ agenda, the draft Plan stipulates growth on brownfield land within city limits, protecting Green Belt and MoL. The draft captures the GLA recent ambitious housing growth projections, an annual housing target requiring 66,000 new homes per year to 2041.
The London Plan translates the Mayor’s Affordable Housing and Viability SPG into strategic planning policy. The Mayor reaffirms a 50% plan target and threshold approach set out in the previously released Affordable Housing and Viability SPG.
The Mayor reinforces the importance of Strategic Industrial Land (SIL) and plan for intensification, co-location and substitution of land for industry, logistics and services to support London’s economic function.
The key to understanding the plan and its implications for London rest in the detail. Our briefing note looks at these themes and associated policies and identifies some of the major changes.
Download our briefing note for our detailed analysis.