ABOUT JUST SPACE
Just Space is an informal alliance of community groups, campaigns and concerned independent organisations that came together to challenge policies in the London Plan and take part in the ‘Examination in Public’ in 2006.
Just Space was formed to act as a voice for Londoners at grass-roots level during the formulation of London’s major planning strategy. The process is technical, detailed and often daunting for the majority of people even though the issues themselves are readily understood – the aim of the Just Space network is to improve public participation in planning by supporting its member groups and spreading information further afield.
Since 2006 we have continued to track London Plan policy. During the recent consultation 25 individual submissions were put in, with one from Just Space as a whole. Responses come from a diverse set of voices but express common ground and consensus on the needs and issues of ordinary Londoners and the effects of development pressure in the capital.
Just Space receives occasional funding from the London Civic Forum but is independent and run by its members.
The current groups and organisations are :
London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies
London Tenants Federation
Hayes and Harlington Community Forum
King’s Cross railway lands Group (KXRLG)
London Gypsy and Traveller Unit
Race on the Agenda (ROTA)
London Voluntary Service Council (LVSC)
Women’s Design Service
Camden Tenants Federation
North Finchley Agenda 21 Environment Forum
London Civic Forum
Friends of the Earth
Black Neighbourhood Renewal and Regeneration Network
Age Concern London
Third Sector Alliance (3SA)
Haringey Federation of Residents Associations
Friends of Queen’s Market
Capital Transport Campaign
Campaign for Better Transport
Development Trusts Association
Spitalfields Community Association
London Green Spaces Friends Network
with technical support organisations:
Planning Aid for London
Bartlett School of Planning, UCL