In May, voters in London will elect their mayor. The winner will lead on transport, skills, housing and planning, and policing within the capital, and will be elected for a three-year term after the delayed election last year. This briefing sets out three policy priorities the mayor should focus on over the next term.
Policy priority 1: Repairing London’s city centre and preparing it for future growth
- Campaign to encourage people back to the city centre once it is safe.
- Continue to support high-quality office space in the city centre.
Policy priority 2: Start the next London Plan
- Strategic review of green belt land
- Abolish minimum space standards
- Co-operate with the new planning reforms
Policy priority 3: Tackle congestion and air quality
- Expand road user charging in the capital
- Roll out Low Traffic Neighbourhoods if road charging is expanded