On 22 July the Mayor of London published the Replacement London Plan, following confirmation from Secretary of State Eric Pickles, just over a month earlier, that he was content for the Mayor to do so. According to the Mayor's office, the Replacement Plan is "clearer and more user-friendly than its predecessor, [and] focuses on key areas for London’s development over the next two decades against a background of a growing city: economic development, tackling climate change and other environmental issues, housing and transport. It particularly focuses on ensuring there are enough homes and jobs for a growing and increasingly diverse city, and to make sure the infrastructure London needs – ranging from transport to schools – is planned for and delivered effectively. At its heart is the protection of those things that define the capital and a determination to improve the quality of life for current and future generations."