The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has published ‘A City for all Londoners’, the first step towards the creation of a new London Plan.
The Mayor says it builds on his election manifesto and sets out how he plans to respond to the big changes London faces, such as the pressure of a fast-growing population, the increasing diversity of Londoners, rising inequality, the uncertainty caused by the EU referendum result and the effects of climate change.
The document is now open to consultation.
Sadiq Khan, said: “I want to make London better for all Londoners – by building a city where no one is left behind and where everyone gets the opportunities they need to fulfil their potential.”
“Our population is projected to grow by 70,000 per year to 10.5 million by 2041. This growth is a sign of our success, but it is also putting pressure on land, housing, transport and the environment.
“Our economy is one of the strongest in the world, but the uncertainty following the EU referendum result has exacerbated existing threats to London’s competitiveness.
“And for too many Londoners, the prosperity and wealth on their doorsteps is more remote and more inaccessible than ever before –especially an affordable and decent home.
“I want to lead a city that responds positively to growth, that celebrates its diversity and where people from all walks of life are safe, healthy and live well together.”
The document also contains further detail on how the Mayor believes culture is an integral part of London’s future growth. Sadiq believes culture helps people enjoy the city and flourish personally as well as creating jobs.