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Mayor unveils new protected view policy for London

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London Mayor Boris Johnson has published new guidance aimed at increasing and giving more clarity to the protection of the capital’s historic views

The new policy adds two extra protected views to the London Views Management Framework’s existing 11 protected views.

The new views are between Parliament Hill and the Palace of Westminster, and the Serpentine Bridge and the Palace of Westminster.

Johnson said: ‘High quality, well-designed and thoughtfully located new buildings can add to our enjoyment of our city.’

He added: ‘The guidance better reflects the London Plan policies for protecting views of key landmarks and World Heritage Sites, it is easier to use and provides greater certainty about how new buildings can enhance, rather than detract from, some of London’s favourite Townscapes and River Prospects.’

Johnson first pledged to reintroduce the wider protected viewing corridors back shortly after he was elected in June 2008.

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