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Response to Boris Johnson’s manifesto for housing and planning

Responding to the publication of Boris Johnson’s manifesto for housing and planning, a London First spokesman said:

“The best way to increase supply of affordable housing is to increase supply of all housing.  To an extent, that means the Government and the Mayor getting out of the way.  Less regulation, fewer targets and a willingness to work with developers will achieve the maximum benefit for London and Londoners.

“We agree with Boris that we should support well-designed tall buildings.  A world city needs space to grow and it should do so with high quality development.”

– ENDS  –

Notes to editors:

London First is a business membership organisation whose mission is to make London the best city in the world in which to do business. London First undertakes this by mobilising the experience, expertise and enthusiasm of the private sector to develop practical solutions to the challenges facing London. London First also seeks to persuade central and London government to make the investments that London needs in its infrastructure

London First delivers its activities with the support of 300 of the capital’s major businesses in key sectors such as finance, professional services, property, ICT, creative industries, hospitality and retail. Membership also includes all of London’s higher education institutions as well as further education colleges and NHS hospital trusts. London First members represent 26% of London’s GDP.”

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