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London Forum Updates

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Changes to the draft London Plan and its examination

Posted on: 14 August 2018 at 19:38:55
An updated version of the draft London Plan is available here with new maps here.
See also a table of the minor suggested changes to it with reasons given and the details of the public examination (EiP) of it from next January and the documents that are associated with it.
There will be opportunities to respond to the key matters that the EiP Inspectors will publish in September and in November.

House of Commons Library briefing on Heathrow

Posted on: 20 June 2018 at 23:23:39
A useful House of Commons Library briefing paper on Heathrow airport and its plans to expand capacity with a third runway can be seen here. There is a link to a full report.

'Streets for All' updated

Posted on: 15 June 2018 at 23:50:14
Following public consultation, the national and regional 'Streets for All' documents have now been updated and reissued, providing practical advice for anyone involved in planning and implementing highways and other public realm works in sensitive historic locations.
The London version is here.

Environmental Principles and Governance after EU Exit

Posted on: 15 June 2018 at 23:05:55
This new piece of legislation will mark the creation of a new, world-leading, statutory and independent environmental watchdog. The consultation until 2nd August seeks ideas on what functions and powers the new environmental watchdog should have to oversee environmental law and policy.

Revitalising town centres: a handbook for Councils

Posted on: 15 June 2018 at 22:58:22
The Local Government Association has published a handbook and an accompanying online toolkit to offer guidance on how to approach the revitalisation of town and city centres.

Road vehicles - improving air quality and safety

Posted on: 14 June 2018 at 22:59:54
The Government has published the outcome of the consultation on this subject.
There will be a Statutory Instrument to amend existing regulations.

Government consultation on crimes in the waste sector

Posted on: 14 June 2018 at 22:23:42
The Government has announced a review into serious and organised crime in the waste sector in England.
They would like to know more about the threat and impact of such crime and understand how it is seen that organisations, such as the Environment Agency, police, local authorities and others respond to the problems. This includes:

  • the extent and nature of crimes being committed

  • characteristics of organised crime groups involved

  • examples of environmental, community and economic impacts

  • examples of where response to the threat is working well, or less well

  • views on the responses made by organisations who should deal with the problem

  • suggested improvements to prevention and law enforcement

Community and civic groups in London may wish to contribute views by 8th July 2018. See the details here.

Time to comment on Raynsford interim report on planning

Posted on: 23 May 2018 at 22:24:27
A set of proposals for improving the planning system has been issued in an interim report by the Raynsford Review into the planning system in England.
Comments on it are invited by the TCPA until 17:00 on Monday 16 July 2018.

London Assembly scrutinising Mayor's Housing Strategy

Posted on: 23 May 2018 at 22:19:21
The London Assembly has issued an update here on its examination of the Mayor's Housing Strategy and will hold a question and answer session with the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development, James Murray, on Monday 4 June to examine the Strategy in greater detail.

London Forum comments on the draft replacement NPPF

Posted on: 11 May 2018 at 15:44:02
London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies has submitted comments on the draft new National Planning Policy Framework with many proposals for amendment and sent a covering letter to seek restructuring of the document to be more likely to deliver the right kind of development in the right places.
Civic Voice has sent a response also which can be seen here.

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