I hope that the GLA’s soon-to-launch Planning London data hub will encourage much more innovative use of information about planning in London. This is my Lockdown 2.0 stab at visualising interest in planning applications in central London.
The new London Plan’s new housing targets require a substantial increase in density, especially on smaller sites. But has development density in London really increased in recent years? Is it realistic to expect it to grow further? GLA data would seem to suggest there has been little change in the average density of new permissions over the last 13 years or so.