Where on earth can London build 100,000 homes a year?

Monday 29 October 2018

18.30 – 21:00

NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

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Housing experts will discuss where London, constrained by the Metropolitan Green Belt, can find the space to build 100,000 homes every year - a revised target called for by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.

The GLA's SHLAA (Strategic Land Availability Assessment) on which the New London Plan is based shows that London has capacity for 649,350 homes during the 10 year period covered by the Plan's housing targets. This equates to an average annualised capacity of just 64,935 homes a year. James Brokenshire has written to Sadiq telling him he needs to to build 100,000 homes per year. So where does London, constrained by the Metropolitan Green Belt, find the space to build an extra 35,000 a year? 

This debate will bring together a panel of housing experts to discuss London’s housing delivery, debate what ‘appropriate densification’ might look like, and ultimately investigate what planning policy needs to do to allow for this dramatic increase in housing supply. 

This evening event is part of NLA’s year-long Housing Programme, covering key issues such as affordable housing, public sector land, the private rented sector, off-site manufacture, the appropriate densification of housing and how we enable small developers and custom builders.  

'Factory-made Housing: a solution for London?' is a major NLA research paper, exhibition and events programme.

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Heather Cheesbrough, Director of Planning and Strategic Transport, London Borough of Croydon
Professor Yolande Barnes, Chair, The Bartlett Real Estate Institute, UCL
Andrew Beharrell, Senior Partner, Pollard Thomas Edwards
Jennifer Peters, Head of the London Plan, Greater London Authority  
Kath Scanlon, Deputy Director, LSE London
Robert Evans, Partner, Argent and chair of NLA Sounding Board (Chair)

Further speakers to be announced…

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