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Green London eBulletin - June issue

Catch up with the latest planning and environmental news from across London in the June issue of our Green London eBulletin, covering our Big Green London Map initiative, the final stages of the London Plan examination and the latest on Heathrow expansion.

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Your Right to the City - do we need an urban right to roam?

As London becomes more densely populated, pressure on green spaces and the wider public realm will grow.  How can we improve public access in London?  How will the Mayor's  Public London Charter help?  Do we need an urban equivalent of the rural right to roam?  Over 90 people attended our AGM on 23 May to discuss these questions with leading experts including.....

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Space for over 280,000 homes on brownfield sites 'tip of the iceberg'

Official 'brownfield registers' seriously under-estimate the amount of derelict, vacant and previously built on land that could be used for new housing in London.  We need to prioritise the reuse of such sites for housing to revitalise run-down areas and protect the Green Belt and other vital green spaces.

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Space to Build in Enfield

Our new research in the London Borough of Enfield has found space for at least 37,000 new homes on previously developed land.  This means there is no need to build on precious Green Belt land around Crews Hill as suggested by the Borough Council in its current Local Plan consultation.

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