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Event Date Thu Nov 22 GMT (about 3 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Thu Nov 22 12:00am - Thu Nov 22 12:00am
Region EMEA

The seminar will be an opportunity to discuss the initial implementation of the Mayor of London’s Draft Housing Strategy - which seeks to develop a new ‘London Model’ for renting, diversify the homebuilding industry, and establish a £250m Land Fund for buying and preparing land for new and affordable housing - as well as further action that might be taken in this area going forward.

Delegates will also assess what more might be done to increase the amount of affordable housing coming through the planning system - focusing on key measures from the London Plan. This follows the Communities Secretary calling for a revised Plan that meets London’s housing needs, achieves home building targets and is consistent with national policy.

Further planned sessions will assess the likely impact of developments in national housing policy on London as a new Housing Minister with strong connections with London is appointed - looking at priorities from the Social Housing Green Paper, expected to be published shortly; key themes emerging from the Grenfell Tower Inquiry; and the potential impact of the Tenant Fees Bill currently progressing through Parliament, which seeks to ban letting fees paid by tenants and to cap deposits.


2018 Speakers

James Clark
Head of Housing Strategy, Greater London Authority

Rt Hon David Lammy MP
Member of Parliament for Tottenham

Tony Devenish AM
Member, Planning Committee, London Assembly

Paul Hackett
Chair, g15 and Chief Executive, Optivo

Jennifer Travassos
Head of Prevention & Commissioning, Westminster City Council and Member, No Nights Sleeping Rough Taskforce

Councillor Kim Taylor-Smith
Deputy Leader, Cabinet Member for Housing, Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council

Ed Green
Acting Head of London Residential Research, Savills

Rhona Brown
Private Rented Sector Programme Manager, Greater London Authority

Barry Mortimer
Director, London, Federation of Master Builders

Kate Faulkner
Property Market Analyst and Commentator

Eloise Shepherd
Head, Housing and Planning, London Councils

Claire Dutch
Partner and Head of Planning, Hogan Lovells

Simon Gordon
Policy Adviser, Residential Landlords Association