11 December 2017: Protection for pubs and much better for reading on screen. Some protection for industrial land and jobs. Otherwise the draft is looking like a step backwards. We are all reading it now.
The draft of the new London Plan appeared on 1 December. Here we shall gather comments as they appear. If you want a (free) printed copy of the draft Plan mailed to you please email your request to LondonPlan@london.gov.uk
Duncan Bowie, housing expert and former GLA planner in charge of housing, on the failures of the draft Plan to tackle housing need: Bowie on housing supply policies in draft London Plan Dec 2017 and an earlier comment on density from Michael Edwards.
Planning blogger, Andrew Lainton, famously acerbic and prone to typos, is dismissive of the plan’s attempt to square the circle of housing supply.
Please use the comment box below to link us to more critiques.
Commentaries on the draft Housing Strategy, an overlapping document, are gathered in the previous post.
13 December: the draft Economic Development Strategy is published. This too is for consultation (until 13 March 2018) but the comments are not published – except by us – and not subjected to public debate; only the London Plan has an Examination in Public (hearings).