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GLA farewell

The launch of Ken Livingstone's 'Spatial Development Strategy' consultation document has had a reasonably enthusiastic reception but is already resulting in some administrative fall-out. Martin Simmons, genial planning chief at the Greater London Authority, has resigned. He reaches retirement age this July, but might have been expected to stay on to see the planning through. He was less than amused by the hiring of a consultant from KPMG to 'project manage' the delivery of the plan, ...

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