Council criticised for references to London National Park City in the draft Plan

The Society has seen a letter from the London National Park City Foundation, written to the Leader of LBE, which criticises the Council for the way certain proposals in the draft Plan are described.

London became the world’s first National Park City in 2019. It has a number of aims including

  • a city which protects the core network of parks and green spaces and where buildings and public spaces aren’t defined only by stone, brick, concrete, glass and steel,
  • a city which is greener in the long-term than it is today and where people and nature are better connected.

The letter, which you can find on our web-site, specifically criticises the Council’s apparent justification of building on the Green Belt. The letter says As London National Park City is also about the entirety of London, not just the parks, green spaces and Green Belt, the London Borough of Enfield and all Local Planning Authorities in London should be examining the entire urban fabric and should avoid using National Park City as a bargaining chip to justify loss of Green Belt and green space.

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