The recent figures from the 2011 Census reveal that London grew by nearly one million people in the previous ten years, faster than anticipated by the London Plan. New projections forecast that London’s population will reach 9 million people by 2020.
How will London accommodate this growth?
The London Assembly Planning Committee will ask this question at tomorrow morning’s meeting. We will explore the demographic trends and the potential approaches to making sure London is prepared: the compact city approach of densifying and building on brownfield land, expanding beyond our current boundaries, or even building on the Green Belt and open space.
Additionally, I will be on LBC 97.9 radio tomorrow morning at 6.45pm to discuss these issues.