Sadiq Khan urges government not to abandon environmental protections in London Plan

The mayor of London Sadiq Khan has urged the government not to “strip away” vital environmental policies from his draft London Plan after the Planning Inspectorate suggested a number of changes, which Khan says he “does not accept”.

The latest version of the plan for the capital was scrutinised by the London Assembly yesterday. Khan said it includes policies specifically designed to ensure new developments, “including much-needed housing, can be delivered while also protecting the capital’s much-loved green spaces and tackling the climate crisis”.

But he said the independent advisers to the government, the Planning Inspectorate, which scrutinised the plan in December, had suggested significant “unacceptable” changes to a number of key policies to reflect government plans.

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