Culture in London Plan

Culture features prominently in the new London Plan - the Mayor’s draft strategy for the city.

Proposals include new Creative Enterprise Zones to give creative industry clusters extra support to prosper by securing affordable workspace, supporting small businesses and boosting jobs and skills.

In addition, local authorities will be asked to identify or enhance existing ‘Cultural Quarters’ helping to create attractive and vibrant areas for residents, workers and visitors. Development proposals will be encouraged to protect creative and artist workspace, especially in areas where there is an identified shortage of affordable space. The plan encourages boroughs to consider how its cultural assets serve all Londoners, including young people, BAME groups and the LGBT+ community, especially where the cultural offer is lacking for particular groups.