Just Space is developing proposals for what should be in the next London Plan – a vision and planning policies for London for the next 20 years. All the London Plans since the GLA was created in 2000 have been drafted by the Mayor and Londoners have only been able to comment, not initiate proposals. This time London’s community groups are insisting that they influence the formative stages: identifying London’s problems and needs and formulating policies. Just Space will be submitting a draft plan to the new Mayor during their first days in office in May 2016.
This time last year UCL students working with Just Space approached different organisations to research what policies should be in the ‘Food Production’ section of the draft plan. These included organisations such as the Community Food Growers Network, Capital Growth, Federation of City Farms and Gardens, Women’s Environmental Network, the London Permaculture group and Friends of the Earth.