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The draft London Plan more than doubles the targets of some outer London boroughs, whilst the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government says that London needs to deliver 100,000 homes. So how do councils deliver these huge increases?
For the first time in 40 years we are starting to see substantial numbers of homes being delivered directly by councils, aided by the recent pledge by Mayor Sadiq Khan of £10million to help councils boost their housing design and planning teams.
Seeking to remedy years of dwindling resources and expertise – and ultimately supply of housing – we are now witnessing a resurgent public sector, with improved capabilities, funding avenues and delivery mechanisms at hand. Yet, this next generation of projects must successfully rehabilitate perceptions of public housing, and work more comprehensively with communities to deliver these much needed homes.
A showcase of best practice from estate regeneration and small infill sites to masterplans, this half-day conference will focus on key case studies from across the capital that are exemplars of design quality, innovation in delivery and community engagement, making a positive contribution to housing delivery within London.