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Jenrick orders London mayor not to publish London Plan

Words: Simon Wicks
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Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has ordered Mayor of London Sadiq Khan not to publish the London Plan in its current state, citing Khan’s failure to meet housebuilding targets and criticising plan polices for the their lack of ‘ambition’ in addressing the capital’s housing shortfall.

Jenrick has ordered a number of amendments to policies in the ‘Intend to publish’ version of the plan (pdf), including: deletion of policies relating to affordable housing contributions from small sites; the requirement for a more aggressive approach to densification in both urban and suburban areas; a shift in emphasis in the mayor's desired new housing mix, instructing the........
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