Mayor backs plan for including green space in London planning rules

The Mayor of London is considering a radical overhaul of planning rules that would make green space as vital as access to water or energy. Sadiq Khan has signalled he will support a scheme by the Fabian Society that demands that future developments should guarantee that every resident is no more than 1,000m away from green land not covered in concrete or tarmac. A new report from the society shows that a fifth of London is more than a kilometre from areas of nature, despite the fact that green space accounts for nearly half of the city (47%).

The Independent (07/08/2019)

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