- The Housing Problem in London: A Broken Planning System
- Invitation to the Launch of the HFi's New Report - 31 October
- Autumn Budget Special - 29 November
- Worth a Read - The Smith Institute's Latest Report
The Housing Problem in London: A Broken Planning System
The HFi's latest report was launched on Wednesday, entitled 'The Housing Problem in London: A Broken Planning System'. It received a significant amount of press coverage, with a double page spread in the Evening Standard, as well as a strongly positive write up in the Evening Standard's Leader Column.
It calls for a radical planning shake-up to solve London's housing crisis that would professionalise decision-making in the planning system, increase the supply of land suitable for house building and allow substantially greater densities of homes in the capital.
The paper sets out a ten-point plan to get London building again. There needs to be:
Click here to download the report.
Invitation to the Launch of the HFi's New Report
We are delighted to invite you to a breakfast seminar which will launch a paper by Sir Mark Boleat, former political leader at the City of London Corporation and Chairman of The Housing & Finance Institute.
'The Housing Problem in London: A Broken Planning System' sets out a range of proposals to radically increase the delivery of new housing in capital, as set out above.
We are pleased to launch this thought leadership piece in partnership with CPA and WPA. Following Sir Mark Boleat's introduction to the research, a panel of industry experts will discuss his ideas.
This seminar is kindly hosted by Savills. We are expecting a lot of interest in this event, so please RSVP promptly to guarantee a place by emailing email@example.com with the subject title 'RSVP: Housing White Paper | Oct 31'.
DATE: Tuesday 31 October 2017
TIME: 8:00am to 10:00am (seminar runs from 8:30am to 9:30am)
VENUE: Savills, 33 Margaret St, London, W1G 0JD
Autumn Budget Special - 29th November
Don't forget, our next breakfast will be held on the 29th November between 8.30-10.00am at Bevan Brittan, which is located at Fleet Place House, 2 Fleet Place, London EC4M 7RF.
As the budget takes place on the 22nd November. This breakfast will be an autumn budget special looking at the impact of the budget on housing markets.
To register your interest email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Worth a Read - The Smith Institute's Latest Report
The Smith Institute has written a new report - 'Delivering the renaissance in council-built homes: the rise of local housing companies'.
The report describes a 'quiet revolution' in council housebuilding. And it is predicted that local housing companies could deliver up to 15,000 extra homes per year by 2022, compared with just 2,000 new council homes in 2016.
It reveals that the number of local housing companies that are directly funded by councils has now reached around 150 and could top 200 by 2020. And that soon over half the councils in England may have a housing company, including many district councils.
Many of the companies they studied use the profits to cross-subsidise new affordable and social rented homes as well as providing temporary accommodation and housing for the young and elderly.
Click here to read the report.
If you have read any interesting reports recently, feel free to email them to us at email@example.com