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Christine Whitehead

January 23rd, 2019

About the London Plan Project

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Christine Whitehead

January 23rd, 2019

About the London Plan Project

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Housing and Urban Form: Tensions in the London Plan Examination in Public
LSE London
LSE, Knowledge Exchange and Impact fund

Mayor Sadiq Khan’s proposed London Plan is now more than halfway through its formal Examination in Public (EiP). The Plan is the Mayor’s most important policy instrument. The EiP is a (very) extended process that allows public discussion of questions such as the feasibility of the Plan’s housing targets; how these relate to the Mayor’s affordability priorities; density and built form; and the relationship between development inside and outside London. The core issues around housing and land use are highly political, and the fundamentals remain disputed. LSE researchers, particularly the LSE London research group, have worked extensively on these issues over the last few years. One of LSE London’s objectives in this project is to ensure that this body of LSE research is taken into account during the EiP.

LSE London is participating in this process in several ways:

  • We gave comments on the draft Plan and the related Housing Strategy at the consultation stage last year. Click here to read the Draft London Plan consultation – LSE London response
  • We have submitted written evidence on ten of the most critical issues that the Plan addresses.
  • We have so far held five roundtables for participants and knowledgeable specialists covering four of the most fundamental topics and a session taking stock on where we are on contested matters at the mid-stage of the process. We are publishing summaries of the discussions and conclusions on the web.
  • We have taken part in nine of the public sessions and hope to take part in two more on viability at the end of the EiP process in May. We have written several blogs about how the discussion has gone in these sessions, the most important areas of dispute, and the solutions put forward.

Our coverage of the EiP (so far):

Introduction

Written Evidence

Roundtables

Sessions

Final Event Discussion

Other outputs:

 

  • And we will do our own assessment of the EiP’s Panel decisions.

This page will be updated to reflect our work for this project.

All of our blog entries for this project can be found here.

About the author

Christine Whitehead

Professor Christine Whitehead is one of the programme officers for LSE London. Christine is an applied economist whose research is well-known in both academic and policy circles and is Emeritus Professor of Housing Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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