Get green new guide warns developers

Greater London Authority calls for greener city

London must be made a greener city to safeguard its international status, says a new report by leaders in the capital. Design for Biodiversity is targeted at developers, who are being urged to draw up best practice for biodiversity. The 21-page booklet was written by the Greater London Authority, London Development Agency and English Nature and is a “tool” to improve sustainability. “Two thirds of London is made up of green space and water, making it one of the greenest cities in the world, and I want to keep it that way,” said London mayor Ken Livingstone. “New developments like the Thames Gateway and Kings Cross should set a positive example by protecting biodiversity.” Honor Chapman, chair of the London Development Agency, said London was in “constant competition” with other cities in the world to retain businesses and workforces and a green and attractive environment helped. Contact LDA’s Claire Wickham for a copy on 020 7954 4137

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