I have just submitted my response to the Draft New London Plan consultation.
I won’t paste in the whole document here, but thought I would repeat just one section where I raise what I think are important points which the New Draft Plan ignores:
“This London Plan seems to be based on two incorrect assumptions:
that neoliberal economics has not recently been seriously challenged and that the next 30 years will be based on the economic philosophy and assumptions of the last 40 years;
that leaving the EU will not make any difference to the rate at which London grows over the next 30 years: in short there is no recognition that the UK’s and London’s economy may not follow the pattern of the recent past.”
I close my response by saying that
” ‘we’ (the public, central government, the London Mayor, the GLA, The London Assembly etc) really need to debate and decide who London is for – those who live and work in London (not ignoring London’s effect on the rest of the UK and the wider world), or is it for the rest of the world to treat as just an investment opportunity and a safe place to store their wealth?”
So, even ignoring all of the other points which my response addressed, these above issues are enough for me to say that I cannot support the London Plan as proposed.