What Are The Big Ideas?
Traditionally, planners have focused on land use when setting plans for geographic areas within a city. However, land use is only one part of what makes a great place. The London Plan takes a different approach by planning for areas with an emphasis on the type of place we are trying to create.
The Neighbourhood Place Type introduces greater flexibility for a mix of uses, heights, and building forms to create complete, diverse, walkable and interesting neighbourhoods.
To ensure that development is appropriate and in keeping with the vision for a Place Type, each planning and development application is to be assessed based on the (i) proposed use, (ii) intensity of development and (iii) building form of development.