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NEWS October 2015

12. October 2015 – 13:19

Planning London WITH the people

Community groups organised in the Just Space network and London-wide organisations working to influence London’s strategic planning document, The London Plan, today issues ‘key demands’ as basis of more detailed Community Visions for the next London Plan:
Key demands for a “Community Vision” for the next London Plan
Fundamentals and Process issues: challenges some assumptions; calls for a proper programme of community engagement in developing the next London Plan.
· Sustainable Development: highlights the need to better integrate environmental, social and economic goals as London has not been developing sustainably – climate change and air pollution targets are not being met, issues of equity and inequality need addressing, and a diverse range of economic activity is needed.
· Environment, Social inclusion and Economy: green space, habitat, water and food issues; helping marginalised communities; developing a more egalitarian and more sustainable economy.
· Transport and Housing that are genuinely affordable: more is needed on reducing the need for people to have to travel unnecessarily, fostering walking and cycling and avoiding new road-building; delivering adequate social rented housing to reverse the “affordable housing con” and deal well with demolition versus refurbishment issues.
Download full document: https://justspacelondon.files.wordpress.com/…/jsvisions2015…

Written by Philipp Klaus
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