Housing, Communities & Local Government Committee Inquiry: Permitted Development Rights — London First Response

London First’s response to the Housing, Communities & Local Government Committee Inquiry into Permitted Development Rights.

Joint letter to Prime Minister on Euston redevelopment

Joint letter calling on the Government to redevelop Euston as part of the HS2 project.

Land Fund #2: how the GLA could attract co-investment to help build more homes

Our new report with PwC highlights the potential of Greater London Authority (GLA) Land Fund to ramp-up housing delivery in the capital.

Consultation Response: Changes to the NPPF

Consultation Response: Supporting housing delivery and public service infrastructure

Who lives in Build-To-Rent?

This report, by London First, British Property Federation and United Kingdom Apartments Association (UKAA), is a snapshot analysis of ten developments across London, and the diverse nature of their residents.

Commercial property in London: what matters now?

During the summer and early autumn, we spoke to a cross-section of our members who own and develop commercial property in Central London, alongside our members who are their advisors and tenants, to
understand the main issues currently facing the sector and the implications for the wider public policy challenges facing London.

Changes to the Current Planning System — London First response

Planning for the Future: Consultation Response

Our consultation response on the Government’s proposed reforms of the planning system. The White Paper was published back in August and this response brings together London First and our members’ take on potentially the biggest overhaul of the planning system since 1945.

Westminster City Plan 2019 – 2040: Hearing statements

London First written statements submitted in connection with the Westminster City Plan examination.

Utilities and digital, the planning system, commercial property and housebuilding

Working paper that underpins the built environment sections of Getting London back to growth”

First Homes consultation response

Our response to the First Homes consultation. 

High Streets Manifesto

Our report calling for changes to planning and development rules and cutting red tape to unlock the potential of the high street, and to support London’s start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Citizen’s Jury — the future of London’s green belt

An independent Citizens’ Jury of Londoners votes 11 – 1 in favour of reviewing London’s Green Belt to help build affordable homes.

Everything you need to know about build to rent in London — second edition

This report – the second edition – provides an updated overview of why build to rent is relevant to housing in London, the benefits it can bring, and an explanation of key issues that boroughs need to consider when thinking about build to rent in their local areas.

London Planning Awards — The winning entries

The winning entries from the 2019 London Planning Awards — held at the National Gallery. 

Hard Choices — How much should the nation spend on building new homes?

A £20 billion brick wall’ stands in the way of the government’s ambition to deliver its promise of building 300,000 homes a year in England, according to a new report for London First by leading economics consultancy Volterra.

Homes for voters- a people poll in the build up to local elections 2018

In March 2018, London First and Grosvenor commissioned YouGov to survey Londoners and Councillors in London on their views about housing, particularly in relation to the local elections in May 2018. We summarise the key highlights of the survey here.

The new London Plan; a London First perspective

We have set out our recommendations for amendments and key changes to the Draft London Plan on a number of strategic and detailed policies; we believe these recommendations will enable the Plan to better achieve its strategic growth targets and to ultimately deliver more homes and jobs. 

Everything you need to know about build to rent in London 

This report provides an overview of why build to rent is relevant to London and the many housing challenges the city faces, the benefits that such development can bring such as helping to increase housing supply, and an explanation of key issues that boroughs will need to consider when thinking about build to rent schemes in their areas.

Fixing the Housing Crisis ‑Performance Indicators 2017

We commissioned Grant Thornton to produce baseline analysis, charting progress towards building the homes that Londoners need. This report captures the full picture of house building in the capital throughout 2017.

Seizing the Opportunities- a new approach for transforming London

We have brought together practitioners and consulted widely to consider why London has struggled to transform many of its Opportunity Areas and similar locations into productive places. We identify what is needed to help accelerate progress to create great places to live and work, at pace, volume, quality and affordability for the long-term success of London.

Not just a pretty place — placemaking study 2017

Successful development is not simply a matter of building more homes and offices, and regeneration cannot be best imposed from above. This placemaking study summarises the views of London’s business community, in a series of recommendations based on collective experience and case studies.

Unlocking London’s Residential Density 

Exploring how a new approach to daylight and sunlight guidance for dense urban environments is one of the key components to achieving a significant
increase in housing and maintaining good quality amenity.