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Navin Shah (AM for Brent and Harrow):
"How do you see that the changes to the planning law due to the Localism Act 2011 will affect building in London?"
Written answer from the Mayor:
"Judgement on this should be reserved until the Bill has been enacted, as it may be amended during its passage through parliament. It is likely, however, that neighbourhood forums will be established in many parts of London, for the purpose of bringing forward proposals for growth through the medium of neighbourhood plans and development orders.
"These forums will have the benefit of local support following referendums, and are thus likely to lead to development more readily than under the current planning regime."
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