The New London Charter is a declaration of the values that drive the NLA’s policies and programme.
New London is sustainable, civilised and egalitarian. It is the driver of the UK economy and a global hub for a wide range of services. It is a creative and cultural capital.
New London seeks a balance between the dense centre and the 'scattered' areas of outer London and supports the regeneration of London's towns.
New London seeks to improve the quality and standards of new housing design, to investigate more efficient methods of delivery and how new developments can provide a positive contribution to the urban environment.
It supports continued investment in the transport infrastructure to deliver efficient, integrated and more pleasurable travel and believes that the shift away from cars towards public transport, walking and cycling should be accelerated.
New London's streets are its most used public space – they should be well maintained, clean and clutter free. New London's citizens care about their environment and are actively involved in ensuring it responds to community demands. Strategies to improve the usability of public spaces in London should continue even in straitened times. Temporary change and road closures – following the example of New York – should be encouraged.
New London supports policies for providing local energy generation and waste management.
New London has an efficient and certain planning system where quality of design is a given.
New London encourages all Londoners to take part in productive and well-informed debate about future developments.
New London is a rich mix of old and new, it is a resilient city that adapts to changing circumstance. Its new design is of high quality, of its time but respectful of its context.