Community visions for the next London Plan(s)
The main work of Just Space and its member groups at the moment is developing ideas about what a London Plan would be like if it were to prioritise — or at least protect — the interests of its citizens, its environment and the real economies in which we meet each other’s needs. The work being done has been aimed at feeding good ideas to the candidates for the Mayor & Assembly election in 2016 – and now to those elected – and to shape research and policy development by the GLA planning teams which are working on the next full review of the London Plan and the Mayor’s other strategies.
Since 2000 when London re-gained a city-wide government, citizens have only had the opportunity to comment on draft plans produced by the Mayors – and Just Space groups have done that to good effect. Now a new plan is to be prepared and the new Mayor Sadiq Khan will be responsible for devising, adopting and implementing it. Just Space is determined that London communities should take the lead in forming a plan at this formative stage.
This section of the web site contains:
Just Space comments (21 March 2017) on the draft scoping study for the Integrtaed Impact Assessment of the next London Plan: Impact Assessment: is it real?
Just Space submission of a concise statement of the Community-led Plan which the GLA invited us to submit for consideration in their evaluation against other options as part of the Integrated Impact Assessment (August 2017)
Topic-by-topic material on the many parallel engagements between Just Space or its various member groups with politicians and officers at City Hall. The Next London Plan menu lists these topics. There is also a cumulative blog post Strategies, Strategies… which logs activities.
The same menu also takes you to…
A provisional set of demands (“vision”) arising from the July conference and the earlier work of JustSpace, designed to inform the selection of the next Mayor and Assembly and the work of the City Hall planning team. (Released on 12 October 2015) and subsequent Just Space documents.