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Borough Manifesto consultation Toggle accordion

Your borough, your community, your say

This consultation closed on 31 October 2016.

Consultation results

We asked residents:

  • do you love your neighbourhood?
  • are new to the area and think it could be improved?
  • have you lived here for a long time and have comments on how your neighbourhood is changing, or what needs to change?

The Borough Manifesto will set out the long term vision for the borough.

Residents played a part in helping to develop it by answering the questions in this consultation.

A short video that includes the views of local people.

Transforming our borough and how our council works Toggle accordion

This consultation closed on 16 June 2016.


The response was broadly one of support, and the council’s Cabinet in July 2016 instructed officers to start to put the proposals in to action.

The consultation

We have a record of achievement over the last few years. So we have strong foundations to build on.

We’re not where we could and should be - in areas such as:

  • employment
  • skills
  • educational attainment
  • health

Our performance is well below London averages – and our residents tell us they have higher expectations.

Our challenge

We’ve already shown that we can do more with less, but budget cuts are set to continue, and by 2020 we will be spending half of what we had in 2010.

We face a simple choice: we can do nothing and continue to cut services, or we can find new ways of delivering them.

That’s our challenge.

At the same time the borough has huge potential – there is a real opportunity to realise our ambition to be London’s growth opportunity.

This means more development and rising house prices.

Again we face a choice: if we do nothing, the borough will continue to grow.

However, there is no guarantee this will benefit local residents; that we will have enough schools, or that jobs will be created for the future.

We see the council’s role as harnessing the borough’s potential for the benefit of all, where no one is left behind.

To achieve our ambition we need to change the way the council is run.

We need to be less traditional and more efficient, and spend money wisely.

We’re making progress: for example, we are saving £1 million in management costs.

To achieve £63 million savings over the next four years, we also need to reach a new agreement with the local community.

We need to:

  • increase the opportunities for the local community to have their say
  • do more to work in partnership with community and voluntary organisations to provide services
  • enable residents to become less reliant on council services

We asked - you told us

Earlier in 2016, we asked residents to comment on our proposals to transform the borough and how the council works. We wanted to give everyone an opportunity to tell us what they think before we made our decisions in the summer.

Consultation document

We all have a part to play (PDF, 1.92 MB)


Draft London Plan consultation Toggle accordion

The London Plan is one of the most important documents for this city.

It’s a strategic plan which shapes how London evolves and develops. All planning decisions should follow London Plan policies, and it sets a policy framework for local plans across London.

Consultation on the draft London Plan

All comments must be received by 5pm on Friday 2 March 2018. Comments will be publicly available.

After the consultation, comments are reviewed by an inspector and you may be called in to discuss comments at the Examination in Public.

At the end of the consultation period your comments will be reviewed by the independent Planning Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State to carry out the Examination in Public for the London Plan.

You may be invited to discuss your comments at the Examination in Public. All comments will be made available to the public at the end of the consultation period.

View or comment on the Draft London Plan