14 January 2013
The City of London Corporation is asking people across the Square Mile to have their say on its planning policies.
Workers, businesses and residents have an opportunity to give their views on the City Corporation’s Draft Local Plan, which will build on the Core Strategy adopted in 2011. It will set out policies that will be used when making decisions on planning applications.
The Local Plan’s policies will maintain the City’s principal role as an international finance and business hub by guiding where offices, shops, housing and open spaces are provided, and aim to protect the environment and the City’s heritage.
Philip Everett, Director of the Built Environment at the City of London Corporation, said:
“Planning policies in the Square Mile have an impact on a huge range of people, which is why we want to give everyone who lives and works in the City the opportunity to have their say on the new plan before it is finalised. This feedback will be crucial in shaping the City over the coming years and decades.”
The Draft Local Plan can be viewed at the Guildhall, in City libraries and on the Local Plan page. There will also be two meetings about the plan at the Guildhall, at lunchtime on 11 February and the evening of 26 February.
All comments on the Draft Local Plan are welcome and should be sent by 5pm on 11 March to the City Planning Officer, Department of the Built Environment, City of London, PO Box 270, Guildhall EC2P 2EJ or to email@example.com.
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About the City of London Corporation
The City of London Corporation provides local government and policing services for the financial and commercial heart of Britain, the 'Square Mile'. In addition, the City Corporation has three roles: (1) we support London’s communities by working in partnership with neighbouring boroughs on economic regeneration, education and skills projects. In addition, the City of London Corporation’s charity City Bridge Trust makes grants of more than £15 million annually to charitable projects across London and we also support education with three independent schools, three City Academies, a primary school and the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama. (2) We also help look after key London heritage and green spaces including Tower Bridge, Museum of London, Barbican Arts Centre, City gardens, Hampstead Heath, Epping Forest, Burnham Beeches, and important ‘commons’ in south London. (3) And we also support and promote the ‘City’ as a world-leading financial and business hub, with outward and inward business delegations, high-profile civic events, research-driven policies and a long-term approach. See www.cityoflondon.gov.uk for more details.
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