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Road vehicles - improving air quality and safety

Posted on: 14 June 2018 at 22:59:54
The Government has published the outcome of the consultation on this subject.
There will be a Statutory Instrument to amend existing regulations.

Government consultation on crimes in the waste sector

Posted on: 14 June 2018 at 22:23:42
The Government has announced a review into serious and organised crime in the waste sector in England.
They would like to know more about the threat and impact of such crime and understand how it is seen that organisations, such as the Environment Agency, police, local authorities and others respond to the problems. This includes:

  • the extent and nature of crimes being committed

  • characteristics of organised crime groups involved

  • examples of environmental, community and economic impacts

  • examples of where response to the threat is working well, or less well

  • views on the responses made by organisations who should deal with the problem

  • suggested improvements to prevention and law enforcement

Community and civic groups in London may wish to contribute views by 8th July 2018. See the details here.

Time to comment on Raynsford interim report on planning

Posted on: 23 May 2018 at 22:24:27
A set of proposals for improving the planning system has been issued in an interim report by the Raynsford Review into the planning system in England.
Comments on it are invited by the TCPA until 17:00 on Monday 16 July 2018.

London Assembly scrutinising Mayor's Housing Strategy

Posted on: 23 May 2018 at 22:19:21
The London Assembly has issued an update here on its examination of the Mayor's Housing Strategy and will hold a question and answer session with the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development, James Murray, on Monday 4 June to examine the Strategy in greater detail.

London Forum comments on the draft replacement NPPF

Posted on: 11 May 2018 at 15:44:02
London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies has submitted comments on the draft new National Planning Policy Framework with many proposals for amendment and sent a covering letter to seek restructuring of the document to be more likely to deliver the right kind of development in the right places.
Civic Voice has sent a response also which can be seen here.

Transport consultations May 2018

Posted on: 11 May 2018 at 13:15:19
See the Transport for London site here for consultations and taxi and private hire notices.
The Barking and Dagenham Transport Plan consultation closes on 20th May and there are consultations on electric vehicle charging points in Hammersmith and Tower Hamlets boroughs.

Generation Rent appeals for support in helping tenants

Posted on: 6 May 2018 at 11:24:29
The following has been received by London Forum from Generation Rent about protecting tenants in the Private Rented Sector from unjustified evictions. Civic and community groups are asked to urge their MP to take up the issue with the Minister.
As you may have seen, the long-awaited letting fees ban has made some progress this week: the government has published its Tenant Fees Bill following an inquiry by a committee of MPs.
We still have concerns with some of the detail of the Bill and will need your help to educate MPs about these once we know when the first debate will take place.
In the meantime, the government is preparing a separate public consultation on ways to give renters more security of tenure. Get this right and renters will finally have stability in our lives and the confidence to challenge unfair practices and unsafe conditions without fear of eviction or rent hikes. It will also tackle the leading cause of homelessness - see
We want MPs to understand that restrictions on unfair evictions lie at the heart of any solution. Will you contact your MP and ask them to support our proposals? We’ve set up a template email that takes just a couple of minutes to set up and send.
Best wishes - and enjoy the bank holiday,
Generation Rent
Unit E03 The Biscuit Factory, 100 Clements Road, London SE16 4DG

Future of London and Centre for London reports

Posted on: 21 April 2018 at 12:21:44
There are some interesting reports here on 
Housing Older Londoners
Engaging London's Private Rented Sector
Making the Most of Build to Rent
Making the Case for Place      and
Making Housing Delivery Models Work for London
There were also publications by Centre for London last year on 
Making London's New Places Fit for the Future  and
The Future of London's Roads and Streets
London Forum's members are invited to consider the publications for future work with their local authority and for questioning candidates for election in May 2018 as Councillors.

Child poverty and conditions in private rented sector

Posted on: 23 February 2018 at 23:17:35
There was an important debate on this subject on 22nd February 2018 by MPs.
The Hansard record of what was said can be read here.

TfL comment on issues raised on Bakerloo Line extension

Posted on: 21 February 2018 at 18:35:16
Transport for London (@TfL) has published its comments on issues raised in the responses to the consultation on the Bakerloo Line extension from Elephant and Castle to Lewisham. See

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