Boris to create four new opportunity areas

Fri 17th January 2014, 10:03 am

The Mayor of London has announced his intention to update the 2011 London plan to create four new opportunity areas, potentially delivering over 11,000 new homes and 8,000 jobs.

The aim is to update the London Plan to align it with the mayor’s Vision 2020 document for the capital and address expected population growth, putting the housing target at 42,000 new homes per year, rather than the 11,000 set out in the 2011 London Plan.

The proposed opportunity areas are Old Kent Road corridor and Canada Water in Southwark, Bromley town centre and Harrow/Wealdstone.

Boris Johnson said: "As the capital continues to flourish over the next few years, we will need to create over half a million new jobs and a million more people will have to be housed.

"That’s why it is crucial that we plan strategically for the future, to ensure we have a cleaner, greener, safer city that abounds opportunity, talent and economic activity."

The proposed updates are in public consultation, and are likely to be adopted mid-2015. 

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