Response to Revised London Plan

By: Deborah Garvie  Published: August 2012


Shelter welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Mayor's revised early minor alterations to the London Plan, which were published for comment on 6 June 2012 , with the objective of ensuring the London Plan is consist with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) of March 2012.

Summary

London’s housing system is at a critical juncture, both in terms of the profound changes to housing policy and sub-national government brought about by the Localism Act 2011, and the wider economic and fiscal climate. In this context, the London Plan is a critical part of the framework that will shape housing investment and delivery in London for years to come.


Shelter's response is limited to the proposed amendment to Policy 3.11 (Affordable Housing Targets) and the supporting text relating to the proposal to change the current social rent target into a combined social and affordable rent target.

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