The London Chamber of Commerce and Trade (LCCI) has urged Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, to work with the Mayor of London to make sure companies retain all essential entry to land for industrial and employment use in London.
Within the Secretary of State’s speech this morning, it was intimated that the Authorities might change the Mayor’s planning coverage to fulfill inexpensive housing targets – which might influence land wanted for jobs.
In response, LCCI has written to Michael Gove and urged him to work with Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, to make sure that a coverage of no web lack of industrial land is included within the up to date London Plan and the necessity for land for jobs just isn’t excluded in favour of assembly the necessity for the larger provision of inexpensive housing in London.
Within the letter, LCCI communicates suggestions it has beforehand obtained from its membership that the prevailing lack of accessible logistics land has already compelled companies to maneuver additional out of London which has exacerbated already excessive ranges of air pollution and congestion on London’s roads.
This is a matter LCCI has beforehand raised with Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor of London for Planning, Regeneration and Expertise, in a letter which is obtainable to learn right here.
Richard Burge, Chief Govt of London Chamber of Commerce and Trade (LCCI), mentioned: “If London’s companies are to proceed to thrive sooner or later, London’s planning technique should make sufficient industrial and employment use land in inside London obtainable. We agree with Michael Gove’s remarks this morning that there’s a urgent want to supply inexpensive houses for Londoners.
Nonetheless, the Authorities and the Mayor of London should work collectively to make sure inexpensive housing doesn’t come on the expense of London’s economic system. Industrial and employment use land, which is so very important to powering the capitals prosperity, can’t be sacrificed haphazardly.
To put off industrial land can be to undermine the efficacy of companies and their means to fulfill altering shopper wants, and would additionally put off very important employment alternatives.
In a worldwide metropolis, economically essential websites should not be ignored or London’s economic system will endure. To that finish, we urge the Authorities and the Mayor of London to work collectively to make sure the longer term prosperity of London, its companies and the individuals who each reside and work right here.”