Responding to the publication of the London Infrastructure Plan 2050 consultation, London Assembly Labour Group Leader, Len Duvall, said:
“With London’s population set to break all records, and with the competitiveness of the capital having such an impact on the wider UK economy, it is right that we look at ways in which our city’s infrastructure can keep pace with this growth. A number of ideas in the plan, such as establishing an Infrastructure Delivery Board, look interesting, and we look forward to starting the debate around these in the coming months.
“But while I welcome the scale of Boris’ ambition, his record on delivery of major projects doesn’t match his lofty rhetoric. The plan cites the need for East-London river crossings, six years after he scrapped shovel-ready plans for one, and despite a cacophony of expert opposition, he continues to splurge taxpayer money lobbying for a Thames Estuary airport. For all his vision, Boris is in danger of stepping down in 2016 leaving behind a legacy of expensive vanity projects, rather than the world class infrastructure we’re crying out for.”