Mayor’s London Plan: Leader’s statement

Published: Friday, 1 December 2017

Councillor Roger Ramsey, Leader of Havering Council, said:

“I have started to review the Mayor’s London Plan and will be studying it very carefully in the coming weeks because we want to make sure it will help us deliver our vision for Havering.

“However, it’s clear already that his suggested housing targets are simply undeliverable and unachievable. Even though the Mayor says he is committed to protecting the Green Belt, it will put large parts of it at risk. Not to mention having a profound effect on the established character of many parts of the borough by cramming buildings into small and unsuitable sites.

“With this plan the Mayor appears to be waging war on suburban Outer London boroughs like Havering. It overlooks the need for major investment in infrastructure, especially transport, which the Mayor himself recognises must be in place for good growth.

“As Council Leader, I will always lobby to protect the interests of Havering and its residents.”