City Recovery Grant Scheme With businesses reopening and discovering the true extent of the damage caused by lockdown, The City of London Corporation has recently implemented a City Recovery Grant Scheme with a £50m fund for industries including retail, hospitality, medical and leisure. The grant is based on bringing businesses back to the Square Mile... Continue Reading →

City of London Surveys

City Streets Update: Transportation response to support COVID-19 Recovery The City of London Corporation has begun delivery of its transport recovery plan, designed to ensure the safety of residents, workers and visitors as people return to the Square Mile. The scheme is primarily focused on providing the space needed to maintain social distancing on our... Continue Reading →

Travel update from TfL

Transport for London have launched the ‘London Streetspace’ programme and issued the following statement: This programme will rapidly transform London’s streets to accommodate significant increases in cycling and walking when lockdown restrictions are eased. With London’s public transport capacity potentially running at a fifth of pre-crisis levels, millions of journeys a day will need to... Continue Reading →

COVID-19 information

(photo of Liverpool St Station concourse during the 5pm rush hour, courtesy of British Transport Police) The past month or two has seen changes in our behaviour, our way of working and our social interactions, which many of us would never have dreamt of. The reasoning is well documented and as data is gathered and knowledge... Continue Reading →

COVID-19 City of London Statement

I wanted to share with you the official statement recently made by the Lord Mayor, Alderman William Russell, and the Chair of Policy & Resources, Catherine McGuinness: These are unprecedented times and there will be anxiety across the City – at a personal as well as a business level. But we have seen difficult times before and have... Continue Reading →

Climate Action Plan

2019 has been a busy year in the City and I wanted to send an update specifically on climate matters, which have been so prominent in the media recently. The City Corporation is making progress in several areas, as well as being aware of the challenges that lie ahead. Climate Action Plan: There have been... Continue Reading →

City planning consultations

City Plan 2036 The City of London Corporation is consulting on two important policy documents setting out proposals for the future development of the City. The City Corporation’s draft Local Plan, City Plan 2036, contains policies on a wide range of topics relevant to the planning and development of the City, including offices, housing, open... Continue Reading →

Making your voice heard

  I thought that it might be useful for you to know that the City of London's Department of the Built Environment are currently running three public consultations that may be of interest. This is a great way for you to engage and ensure you are heard. There will also be a number of face... Continue Reading →

Traffic and road safety

I attended a planning and transport briefing for the eastern part of the City last week, where we discussed road safety and potential plans for the future. Each day at lunchtime, 10 out of the top 20 busiest pedestrian streets in the whole of London are within a stone's throw of Bishopsgate, which itself sees nearly... Continue Reading →

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