City of London Corporation re-elects Planning and Transportation Committee Chairman

The City of London Corporation has today (11 May) re-elected incumbent Planning and Transportation Committee Chairman, Shravan Joshi, who stood uncontested.

Joshi will continue in his leadership on all planning issues affecting the Square Mile including leading the discussion and debate on planning permissions for new developments in the City.

His role also covers the City Corporation’s Transport Strategy and its responsibility as highway authority, ensuring that the City and its residents, workers and visitors enjoy safe streets and a world-class public transport system.

A new Deputy Chair of the Committee has also been appointed, Graham Packham, who is also Chairman of the Streets and Walkways Sub Committee.

High on the agenda of the Committee’s responsibilities will be the reshaping of the City Corporation’s City Plan 2040, with the latest round of public consultation to begin in the coming weeks.

The City Corporation’s ambitious Climate Action Strategy will also continue to take centre stage throughout Joshi and Packham’s new term, as both remain committed to ensuring the Square Mile remains a world-leading and sustainable place in which to do business.

Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Planning and Transportation Committee, Shravan Joshi, said:

“I am honoured to have received this reindorsement by elected Members with the stewardship of the Planning and Transportation Committee. The City’s emergence lockdown has seen record levels of planning approvals and I look forward to continuing this vital work with the Committee.

“In partnership with the City’s unique blend of residents, workers, visitors, businesses and community organisations, we are positively shaping the Square Mile’s built environment, while holding firm on delivery of our Climate Action and Transport Strategies.”

Deputy Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Planning and Transportation Committee, Graham Packham, said:

“Our hard work continues to realise our ‘Destination City’ ambition which will enhance the Square Mile’s status as a seven-day-a-week visitor destination.

“We want to make the City the most attractive place for people who work in the area, residents and visitors to enjoy spending time in.”