Sutton appears in wrong place on Mayor of London map in London Infrastructure Plan 2050

Sutton is looking a bit out of place

Sutton is looking a bit out of place

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To see the error click here and go to page 13.

City Hall has been left with red faces after a map in a landmark document plotting the future of the capital placed Sutton borough in the wrong place.

The London Infrastructure Plan 2050, billed by Boris Johnson as the first of its kind, was launched to much fanfare last week.

In the plan, planners explore how the city must provide more affordable housing, upgrade services such as the tube and crossrail, and look at internet offering.

However it appears Sutton will miss out on some of these glorious benefits, because the authors of the report do not know where the borough actually is.

Page 13 of the London 2050 Bigger and Better brochure, which deals with broadband coverage, shows Sutton north of Croydon, where in fact Crystal Palace would be found.

The borough should actually be to the west of Croydon and slightly below Merton.

A Greater London Authority spokesperson said: "The London Infrastructure Plan is a large and complex document that has taken a great deal of time and effort to bring together. 

"During this process, one chart among 600 pages of information has been misplaced. 

"This error will be rectified and we apologise for any upset that it may have caused."

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5:20pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Angela M says...

"The London Infrastructure Plan is a large and complex document that has taken a great deal of time and effort to bring together. "

Not quite enough effort, it would seem! I can forgive the typo on 'Wandswort', but if the map shows location-specific data and the locations are wrong, then it can't be trusted and so becomes irrelevant.
"The London Infrastructure Plan is a large and complex document that has taken a great deal of time and effort to bring together. " Not quite enough effort, it would seem! I can forgive the typo on 'Wandswort', but if the map shows location-specific data and the locations are wrong, then it can't be trusted and so becomes irrelevant. Angela M
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10:31am Fri 8 Aug 14

Emily_Brothers says...

Missing Sutton out of the map Boris Johnson’s digital infrastructure plans show the kind of disregard the Tories have for our borough. It also indicates that the Lib Dem Council haven’t been very effective in getting sufficient profile for the area, if Paul Scully’s Tories allies don’t know the constituency’s location. That’s why they keep going to Crystal Palace, probably better suited for taking to the track with their Lib Dem colleagues in their “race to the bottom.”

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Missing Sutton out of the map Boris Johnson’s digital infrastructure plans show the kind of disregard the Tories have for our borough. It also indicates that the Lib Dem Council haven’t been very effective in getting sufficient profile for the area, if Paul Scully’s Tories allies don’t know the constituency’s location. That’s why they keep going to Crystal Palace, probably better suited for taking to the track with their Lib Dem colleagues in their “race to the bottom.” www.emilybrothers.co m Emily_Brothers
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