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The London Society's latest White Paper - "Re/Shaping London:Unlocking Sustainable Growth in West London and Beyond" sets out a radical agenda for change across England. It includes proposals for a new ‘Green Web’ to be introduced to replace the ‘Green Belt’. Exploring the scope for change in the west of the capital, suggesting that a West London ‘Green Web’ could alone accommodate 100,000 new homes (equivalent to four new towns!) and includes demands for a new Garden City at Northolt Airport, new suburban railway and suburban densification. The report is available to read online or to download below.

One of the report's co-authors, Jonathan Manns, Head of Regeneration and Director of Planning at Colliers International says: “Our review starts from the position that we need re-think how to plan, enable and deliver new development. We demonstrate how a range of approaches could secure a greater amount of construction, of a higher quality, more quickly and with greater public support. We also show how, when applied to West London, our ideas could radically improve upon present aspirations for the provision of new homes and jobs.” 

Dr Nicholas Falk, Founder of Urbed and Chair of the Urbed Trust (Urbanism, Environment and Design) and the other co-author adds: “The area to the West of London is a largely unknown area to most people, yet includes some of the Capital’s largest infrastructure projects with huge untapped potential for housing and other development.” 

You can read the report onscreen below, or download a PDF version from this link (registration required).