Issue 29: 24 August 2016

    Housing teams revealed

    A three part plan has been revealed by the mayor, to help improve housing delivery in the capital. A Homes for Londoners board and a viability expert team have been set up; while the City Hall staff will undergo a “skills and capacity review” over the summer, to spot areas where it needs improvement. The [...]

    Night tube unleashes new demands

    London planners are waking up to the challenges presented by the new 24 hour London Underground services out of central London. While some businesses are looking to increase opening hours in response to the changes, others are suggesting mayor Sadiq Khan has a confused strategy over late night entertainment businesses, which should be major beneficiaries [...]

    Mayor under pressure over TfL sites

    Sadiq Khan’s plans to bring in a 50% affordable housing provision on London sites has come under renewed pressure, as GLA members unpick a plan to apply the ratio to a Transport for London site in Kidbrooke. Tory members of the administration says a demand for increased affordable housing collides with Transport for London’s mission [...]

    Merton gets to decide stadium plans

    London mayor Sadiq Khan has overturned a decision of his predecessor Boris Johnson, and returned a planning decision over Wimbledon stadium to the local borough. The move means Merton borough’s approval for the scheme, which was granted in December 2015, is likely to now stand as the final decision. Khan’s team carried out a 14 [...]

    Londoners get air quality alerts

    City Hall has implemented a new range of measures to inform Londoners about air quality, as a new deputy mayor for environment and energy is appointed. Air quality alerts will be made available at bus stops, Underground stations and at roadsides, in a bid to inform them of days when conditions are particularly bad. The [...]