West London electrical infrastructure issues (5)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 21st September 2022.

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Photo of Emma Best Emma Best Conservative

In light of electricity infrastructure issues impacting West London development, do you intend to review GLA infrastructure policies and assessments to ensure any other issues can be identified and addressed?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The London Plan already provides a flexible strategic policy framework that is responsive to changing infrastructure needs and supply. It requires boroughs and developers to engage in the planning process with the relevant infrastructure providers and this will continue to be important especially in areas where large volumes of new demand are proposed and existing grid capacity only has limited headroom.

Beyond this, our Planning for London Programme will offer an opportunity to review evidence, anticipate any new or emerging sources of significant energy demand, such as data centres, and engage in the consideration of how longer-term growth and development can be accommodated in London. This will include how demand on the capital’s infrastructure may change over time.