The Mayorís London Plan has seen significant changes in planning policies. Ken is taking a far greater part in decisions that used to be taken locally. Now Central Government have said that they will give the Mayor the power to grant planning consent for strategic developments in addition to the Mayorís existing powers to order refusal. Local Councils should make the decisions on the policies within their borough to suit their electorate.
I believe in encouraging urban re-generation and renewal, with development of the many areas within Greater London that have fallen into decay to provide housing, shops, schools and local facilities for local communities. Preserving the unique character of some of Londonís villages and encouraging local facilities, post offices, petrol stations, shops. Local policies are about finding the right solutions locally, not building on greenfield sites.
London has pockets of extreme poverty and areas of prosperity. We must work to improve the services and infrastructure in the disadvantaged neighbourhoods, and encourage key worker housing.
There is a tremendous amount of construction planned for the Olympics and we must ensure that this has a long term use. There are significant concerns about water usage in the driest part of the Country, and much of the area where Ken is building for the Olympics is also under threat from flooding from the Thames.
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