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Living in London
This part is addressed to and is predominantly about London’s residents. It concentrates on housing and on the key public services that are critical to quality of life. It picks up the themes of social polarisation and equality, addresses the needs of London’s very diverse population and examines how individuals and groups can become more involved in community life. The part is in four sections.
First, it examines the need for additional housing. This is partly to address the demand for housing coming from population growth, but it is also to address the historical shortage of affordable housing and the high cost of housing in London.
The second section takes a more detailed look at London’s population – made up of a host of communities of identity and interest each of which has its own particular needs over and above the needs it shares with others.
Thirdly, it looks at the major public services – education and health – as well as safety. It seeks to ensure that the spatial and planning needs of the services – the new schools, health and other facilities needed for a growing population - are met over the coming years.
Finally, it examines how people can become more effectively engaged in, and empowered by, shaping the future of their local areas.
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