Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Johnson unveils plan to boost suburbs

  • Comment

Plans to create a clutch of so-called “super hubs” and a high speed orbital transport route around outer London have been ditched by London Mayor Boris Johnson

Acting on recommendations in the Outer London Commission’s interim conclusions, City Hall said the drive to boost economic prosperity across the suburbs will focus on attracting new business and customers to existing town centres.

The commission, which is headed by former Merton LBC chief executive William McKee, said town centres should be turned into transport hubs into which routes from outer areas would feed into. This would make better use of existing transport networks and help town centres to attract new businesses and customers, it said. 

Mr Johnson said that while the Commission’s final report had not yet been published, work to boost the economic prosperity of outer London needed to begin as quickly as possible.

He added: “These findings confirm my view that outer London’s town centre network is critical to the capital’s prosperity in the 21st Century.”

With much of the mayor’s core support located in the suburbs, the Commission’s findings will be closely watched.  

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.