In our report, The Off-Site Rule, written with the planning consultants Turley, we call for a clearer system in London for the off-site construction of affordable homes and payments by developers to planning authorities in lieu of building affordable housing.
City Hall and local authorities could support a new wave of housebuilding if they focus on making better use of land by supporting a programme of housing densification, new research from London First and Savills has found.
Opportunity Areas are one of Mayor Boris Johnson’s flagship schemes. Consisting of 38 brownfield land areas, they are earmarked to supply up to 303,000 new homes and 575,000 new jobs. This report, for the first time, analyses progress across all 38 Opportunity Areas, identifying the challenges they face and offering solutions from business leaders who have a wealth of experience in bringing forward development on this scale.
Laying out new measures that could help solve the capital’s housing crisis. Co-authored with planning consultancy Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners, the report shows that only 18 out of 33 London boroughs met or exceeded their annual targets between 2010 and 2013, dropping to only 12 out of 33 boroughs between 2003 and 2013.
New research from London First and PwC shows international students are a boon to the UK, bringing a net benefit of £2.3 billion to the UK economy from London universities alone.
The first analysis of the task ahead for the London Land Commission, assessing the opportunities and challenges facing the Commission in delivering much-needed housing in the capital.
Investing properly in London’s infrastructure could boost the capital’s economy by £1.9 trillion over the long term, according to analysis by KPMG for London First.
London’s local authorities should begin a re-evaluation of their Green Belt to help solve the capital’s housing crisis, according to a new report, ‘The Green Belt: A Place for Londoners?’, by SERC at the London School of Economics, Quod planning consultancy, and business group London First.
With less than 100 days to go until the General Election, London First has released its priority asks of the next Government : A Manifesto for Jobs and Growth: Making London the best city in the world in which to do business. In it, we have set out its priorities to enable the capital to continue to compete and thrive, helping drive economic growth not only in the city but in the country as a whole.
London risks falling behind in the race for high-value investment and tourism because it lacks the assets and financial firepower of global rivals, according to a new report by Deloitte and London First.