London planning blueprint targets air pollution with car-free policies

London mayor Sadiq Khan moots tighter parking standards and ban on fracking in draft version of key strategic planning document

Draft London Plan includes measures intended to tackle air pollution. Photograph: Elena Elisseeva/123RFPlans to require new housing and office developments near public transport links in London to be car-free and a ban on fracking in the capital are proposed in a draft version of the city’s key strategic planning document.

The draft London Plan, published on 29 November, will be open for consultation until 2 March 2018. It proposes to require housing developments in the parts of London that are best connected by public transport to be car-free, with no parking provided, other than for disabled people. 

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