London is facing a severe housing shortage, and the capital will require a more comprehensive approach to be able to reach the annual housing targets set out by the new London Plan. In response to this, boroughs have been playing a renewed role in providing housing for Londoners.
Centre for London’s new report Borough Builders will outline the potential of council-led housing delivery in boosting housing supply in the capital.
James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development will be a featured speaker at the launch. His speech will be followed by the presentation of the report and a panel of experts discussing questions such as:
- How are councils contributing to new housing delivery in London?
- What is the potential for scaling up council-led housebuilding approaches in London?
- How can the political challenges and financial and development complexities facing councils be addressed?
- What do policymakers need to support and encourage boroughs to optimise delivery levels?
We will also examine what the GLA and government can do to support the boroughs, and what boroughs can do to empower themselves.
8:30am Coffee / Pastries
9:00-10:00am Opening address, panel discussion, Q&A
Cllr Clare Coghill, Leader, London Borough of Waltham Forest
Damien Egan, Mayor, London Borough of Lewisham
Colm Lacey, Chief Executive, Brick by Brick
James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development
Dr. Janice Morphet, Visiting Professor, The Bartlett School of Planning, UCL
Liz Peace, Chair, Centre for London
Victoria Pinoncely, Research Manager, Centre for London
This is a public launch event, please feel free to share with your networks.
Light breakfast and a copy of the report will be provided at this event.