Coming up next week at the London Assembly


Tuesday 14 March
 Increasing housing density through the London Plan 
Planning Committee – 10:00am in Committee Room 5

London’s rapidly growing population is expected to exceed 10 million by 2036. This puts the capital under considerable pressure to provide new housing. The Planning Committee will discuss ways to optimise housing growth without compromising sustainability and quality. The guests are:


  • Lin Cousin, Three Dragons
  • Crispin Kelly, Baylight
  • Elliot Kemp, Senior Strategic Planner, Greater London Authority (GLA)
  • Jennifer Peters, Strategic Planning Manager, GLA
  • Pieter Zitman, Mix Developments

MEDIA CONTACT: Sonia Labboun on 020 7983 5769

Wednesday 15 March

 Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) 

Health Committee – 10:00am in The Chamber

Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) could bring significant changes to health and care services operate in London. The Health Committee will discuss how STPs are being developed and delivered across the capital. What impact will they have on Londoners’ access to health services, and are the proposals realistic and achievable?  In the first part of the meeting the Committee will discuss key challenges. The guests are:

  • Dr Gary Marlowe, Chair of London Regional Council, British Medical Association
  • Dr Victoria Tzortziou Brown, Chair of London Region, Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Grainne Siggins, Member, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)
  • Amber Davenport, Head of Policy, NHS Providers
  • Vivek Kotecha, Research Officer, Centre for Health & the Public Interest
  • Neil Tester, Director of Policy and Communications, Healthwatch England

In the second section of the meeting STP leaders and NHS representatives will address concerns. The guests are:

  • Dr Mohini Parmar, Chair, Ealing Clinical Commissioning Group and STP Lead, North West London
  • Sir David Sloman, Chief Executive, Royal Free and STP Convenor, North Central London
  • Jane Milligan, STP Lead, North East London STP
  • Mark Easton, Programme Director, South East London STP
  • Steve Russell, Executive Regional Managing Director (London), NHS Improvement


MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067
Thursday 16 March

 Tube noise and Heathrow expansion 

Environment Committee – 10:00am in The Chamber


The Environment Committee will hear the experiences of residents affected by noise from underground trains – particularly noise caused by the Night Tube. The guests are:


  • Richard Collins, Chair, Barbican Association Working Group on London Underground
  • Luce Jacovella, resident, Euston
  • Ian Kitson, resident, Marylebone
  • Liz Lawson, resident, Archway
  • Helen Woolston, Sustainability Co-ordinator, London Underground
  • Duncan Weir, Head of Operational Upgrades & Asset Development, London Underground


In the second section of the meeting the Committee will explore the environmental impacts of Heathrow expansion. The guests are:


  • Matt Gorman, Director of Sustainability and Environment, Heathrow Airport
  • Andrew Chen, Emissions Strategy Manager, Heathrow Airport
  • Simon Birkett, Founder & Director, Clean Air in London Campaign
  • John Stewart, Chair, Heathrow Association for the Control of Aircraft Noise (HACAN) Clearskies
  • Jenny Bates, London Campaigner, Friends of the Earth


MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603


Wednesday 15 March
 Digital connectivity in London 

Regeneration Committee site visit – 2:00pm-4:30pm

Location: Digital Greenwich

Time: 2:00pm-4:30pm

Address: 6 Mitre Passage, London, SE10 0ER

Nearest station: North Greenwich (Jubilee)

The Regeneration Committee will visit will Digital Greenwich to see how Greenwich has benefitted from the implementation of a new strategy for enhanced digital connectivity. The Committee will hear about what barriers the local authorities and their partners have had to overcome, what solutions have been found and what the benefits have been to local businesses.

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067


For more information, please contact the media team on 020 7983 4283.  For out-of-hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officer.  Non-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.


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