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Planning (London Mayor)

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations she has received from those organisations representing business in London on the proposed increase in the planning powers of the Mayor of London; and if she will place copies in the Library. (97629)

Organisations representing business in London who responded on the planning proposals in the Government's consultation document ‘The Greater London Authority: The Government's proposals for additional powers and responsibilities for the Mayor and Assembly’ are set out as follows. The consultation exercise was held between 30 November 2005 and 22 February 2006. Copies of all responses to the consultation were placed in the Library of the House on 13 July 2006.

Association of Consultant Architects

British Hospitality Association

Canary Wharf Group


Chartered Institution of Wastes Management

Environmental Services Association

Home Builders Federation

Institute of Civil Engineers

London First

London Retail Consortium

South London Business

West London Business

We are currently consulting on how the detailed operation of the Mayor's new development control power will best work in practice. This consultation exercise ends on 2 November and a summary of the responses will be published by 2 February 2007.

Aside from the responses received to the current planning consultation, the Secretary of State has received a letter commenting on the planning proposals from one organisation representing business in London—London First. A copy of the letter has been placed in the Library of the House.