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CPRE London responded to the Kingston Local Plan consultation in July 2019 raising concerns about indications that the Borough may be considering allocating protected Green Belt and/or Metropolitan Open Land for development. 

According to CPRE research the average density assumption on brownfield register sites in 2018 was 41 dwellings per hectare. This report shows why doubling that should be within the realms of possibility for all authorities across England and why it might in fact be preferable to building at low density. In fact, most developments could be planned at 100 dwellings per hectare or more.

On a related issue, also attached are the figures for each local authority in England for households without a car or van. This is shown to demonstrate that space does not need to be allocated for parking in all developments. Households which do not have access to a car (often older people, younger people or people on low incomes) maybe be better supported with high density urban developments which can support shops and services while reducing the need to travel. Though this data is from the 2011 Census, it is a useful reminder that in many parts of England, upwards of one third of households do not own a car or van and in Inner London this figure is nearer two thirds. 

New scorecard shows wide variation between London boroughs’ progress towards the Mayor’s key transport targets

CPRE London and transport campaigners London Living Streets, London Cycling Campaign, RoadPeace, Sustrans and Campaign for Better Transport London have published a scorecard showing wide variation in boroughs’ progress towards the Mayor’s Transport Strategy ‘healthy streets’ targets. The aim is to publish the Scorecard annually to show progress year on year....

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 15:54

#GoParksLondon 2019 challenge is launched!

Competition urges Londoners to uncover the life and diversity of London’s 3,000 parks.  Last year’s award-winning #GoParksLondon [1] campaign is back and will run 12 to 28 July. We’re challenging Londoners to get out and explore London’s less well-known parks and find out about the huge array of delights on offer, with the chance to win a prize for those who post photos of their favourites.
 
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 14:05

Tranquil City Walk in the Olympic Park

Join us for a walk and co-creation event in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday 7 July to help make London more tranquil.....

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 10:31

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.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 10:31

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.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 14:45

London Green Spaces Commission

We recently made a submission to the London Green Space Commission's review of the management and funding of London's parks.  We called for.....

Wednesday, 05 June 2019 11:29

Big Green London Map

We are delighted to announce this major new partnership project funded by the City of London Corporation's charitable funder, City Bridge Trust.  Download further information below:

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