“The GLA has published the London Industrial Land Supply and Economy Study 2015 by consultants AECOM in association with Cushman & Wakefield, We Made That and Maddison Graphics. The document and appendices can be downloaded via the following link under “Economy, employment, offices and industry”:
This study assesses the supply of industrial land in London in 2015. It looks at how much industrial land has been released over the period 2010-2015 as well as potential future release of land in the planning pipeline. The study analyses employment and business in designated industrial sites and assesses trends in industrial land supply in the inner south east of England and compares these with trends in London. The study also considers the potential economic and congestion impacts of a reduced supply of industrial land in the capital.” Just Space was notified by Gerard Burgess of GLA on 18 March 2016
The draft Economic Evidence Base for the next London Plan has been published by GLA Economics today 22 February 2016. A download of 18MB or of individual chapters is available at https://www.london.gov.uk/business-and-economy-publications/draft-economic-evidence-base-2016 and comments are welcomed – though no deadline is given.
Just Space has had a number of meetings with the GLA Economics team about the scope and content of the document and will be reporting at the April 28 Conference.
After workshop discussion at the April conference and in other settings, Just Space submitted its observations to the GLA Economics team in May 2016.
By George Turner.
Just Space, a coalition of community groups, academics and campaigners have launched a new handbook aimed at helping communities fighting the loss of work space in London.
“London For All” contains contributions from small business groups and campaigners who have successfully fought regeneration projects and sought to build inclusive mixed communities that provide spaces for people to live and work. Continue reading
Download London for all! A handbook for community and small business groups fighting to retain workspace for London’s diverse economies for free here:
Watch this space for a report of the workspace handbook launch on Monday 21 September 6.30pm at New Economics Foundation, with the Chair of the London Assembly Economy Committee, the London branch of the Federation of Small Businesses and the New Economics Foundation, amongst others. In the meantime, check #londonworkspace for tweets.
The Communities and Local Government Committee of the UK parliament is holding an Inquiry on Planning and Productivity – topics linked in a recent government statement.
The Just Space Economy and Planning Group heard about this only days before the closing date for submissions but was able to make a short submission stressing the damage being done to the economy of London by to accelerating attrition of industrial and employment land and buildings. The submission is here JSEP submission productivity planning inquiry
Just Space took part in an important Local Plan examination, March 3 – 12, bringing together community groups and individuals from Stratford and Hackney Wick to challenge and try to improve the LLDC’s new Local Plan policy. The London Legacy Development Corporation is the Mayor’s planning authority for an extended area around the Olympic Park. Continue reading