During the Draft Replacement London Plan consultation a wide range of stakeholders including boroughs had demanded such improved implementation and infrastructure planning by the Mayor. The Implementation Plan is intended to:
- facilitate effective coordination and cooperation of activities to ensure the realisation of the London Plan
- inform developers and all delivery partners who need to understand the envisaged implementation actions and strategic infrastructure provision in relation to the London Plan
- provide communities with transparent and accessible information to enable them to get involved in the development of their area
- help boroughs in terms of the wider context for their local implementation and infrastructure planning and the preparation for their Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).
Many stakeholders have welcomed the Mayor’s approach and offered support for its further development. Subsequently an Implementation Group with representatives of delivery agencies, local authorities and other key stakeholders has been established to support the preparation and regular review of the Implementation Plan.
A consultation draft of the Implementation Plan was produced with input from the members of this Group in early 2012. It was introduced to a range of audiences, several conversations took place with individual stakeholders. The consultation responses have been registered and considered and now the first comprehensive Implementation Plan of a London Plan is available.
A key section of the Implementation Plan (Annex 1) sets out a range of strategic implementation actions for the GLA Group, partner organisations and delivery agencies covering all policy areas. The other key section (chapter 3) addresses the strategic infrastructure required to support the growth set out in the London Plan. Infrastructure that is of significance across borough boundaries, in terms of transport, water, energy, waste, telecommunications, social and green infrastructure is explored – initially on a broad London-wide basis.
Over time the document will be refined and more detail will be added. The Implementation Plan will promote, complement and support improved and consistent implementation and infrastructure planning required at the local level.
The Implementation Plan will be updated every year.
Any questions about the Implementation Plan should be sent to:
Senior Strategic Planner
Development & Environment
GREATER LONDON AUTHORITY
The Queens Walk
London SE1 2AA