The planning framework must support and encourage high-quality new development of all kinds and across the city as a whole; public policy must change rapidly to support the building of new homes on the scale and at the pace the growing city needs.
To support London’s projected population growth by 2036 the capital will need another 450,000 jobs and another 400,000 homes. So London must plan now for its future infrastructure needs- the homes, offices and other developments to support this growth and remain an attractive location for global business.
In order to secure these vital developments efficiently, our work to date has focused on:
ensuring the planning system supports development and regeneration in London
contributing a business perspective to national, regional and local policymakers, so that they recognise the complexity of development in London
celebrating the role of planning in maintaining London’s world city status, to ensure the Planning sector attracts strong, diverse talent
Place — what we’re doing
For the first time in almost a decade, a draft new London Plan has been published. It is the spatial development strategy that sets out the Mayor’s proposed vision and policies to guide growth and development in the capital.
London First established West End Streets (WESt) in the run up to the London Olympics recognising that large volumes of tourists would be visiting London’s West End and there was a need to improve both the public realm and its legibility.