Standing up for car parking standards in London

Earlier this year I reacted with dismay to the then-planning minister Nick Boles letter to the Mayor demanding that London get rid of strategic car parking standards. These standards, which set a maximum limit for the number of spaces per residential unit depending on local circumstances, have been instrumental to encouraging sustainable development across the capital. They are one of the reasons London has had the quickest shift out of the car and onto bikes, buses, and feet of any city in the world.

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That’s why I am speaking on behalf of a motion this morning at the London Assembly, rejecting the former minister’s assertions and calling on London to maintain its right to set standards.

You can watch the session live from 10am (though the motion won’t be raised until after 11.30am) here.


About nickygavron

Former Deputy Mayor of London. London Assembly Member, Chair of Planning Committee, and GLA Labour Spokesperson for Planning. NPF Member.
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2 Responses to Standing up for car parking standards in London

  1. Barnetian says:

    Couldn’t you blog 24 HOURS EARLIER each time, please?

    I keep missing events!

  2. Paul says:

    But, but the more houses you build the more carbon dioxide is released into our precious atmosphere which will lead to the death of billions across the planet and as a climate scientist, Nicky, you should know this.
    Nick Bowles is right and is doing his best to save the planet, it’s just that you can’t see the bigger picture.

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