In the Priorities for Londoners survey, you told us that ensuring new homes are affordable is your number one priority for London’s built environment, followed by ensuring new developments have provision for vital services. Within the built environment, you were most satisfied with London’s high streets and parks – 45% of you think these are attractive and vibrant.
Over the last three years:
- City Hall launched the Good Growth Fund, a £70 million programme, focusing on economic growth driven by investment in local areas and communities
This Budget proposes:
- Investment to ensure London, as the world’s first National Park City, is greener in 2050 than it is today, including investing in improving green space, greening the built environment and planting trees to increase tree cover. The Mayor’s target is for London to be at least 50 per cent green cover by 2050
- The delivery of green infrastructure including sustainable drainage that manages flood risk and reduces urban heat
- City Hall will continue to invest in the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC). The programme focuses on economic development, driven by inclusive design practices so that neighbourhoods, workplaces, transport and homes are accessible to all Londoners. The proposed gross revenue expenditure for LLDC in 2020-21 is £65.7 million (with a capital spend of £279.1 million)
Tell us what you think of the spending plans for city planning in the discussion below.