London Skyline Planning Committee

On the 10th of June 2014 Julia took part in the London Assembly Planning Committee after being invited to sit on expert panel of advisors for the London Skyline.

“How will the growing number of tall buildings in London affect where and how we live? Are the Mayor’s planning controls enough to manage the impact of tall buildings on the capital’s skyline?

A recent survey by New London Architecture suggests that 236 buildings of more than 20 storys could be on their way with 80% intended to be residential blocks. Almost a fifth are already under construction and around half already have planning approval.

At its meeting on 10 June the Planning Committee will be looking at why the number of proposed tall buildings is on the rise, whether residential developments will really meet London’s housing need and if planning policies are up to the task and being adequately applied in the face of so many tall building applications.”

for more information on the London Assembly please see: http://www.london.gov.uk/mayor-assembly/london-assembly/investigations/tall-buildings-and-londons-skyline

To view the webcast of the meeting see: http://www.marksbarfield.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/webcast-_2014-06-10T09_00_00.asx