How should London grow?

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.

The committee meeting begins at 10am in the Chamber at City Hall. The public are welcome. You can also watch live from the link here.

Additionally, I will be on LBC 97.9 radio tomorrow morning at 6.45pm to discuss these issues.

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About nickygavron

Former Deputy Mayor for London, London Assembly Member, Chair of Planning Committee, and Labour Spokesperson for Planning
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2 Responses to How should London grow?

  1. BXCoalition says:

    Time for a UK Regional Policy?

  2. Pingback: London’s growth needs proper planning | Nicky Gavron AM

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