The planning framework must support and encourage high-quality new development of all kinds and across the city as a whole. At the same time, public policy must change to support the building of new homes on the scale and at the pace the city needs.
To support London’s projected population growth by 2036 the capital will need another 450,000 jobs and another 400,000 homes. London must plan now for its future infrastructure needs — the homes, offices and other developments — to support this growth and remain an attractive location for global business.
Our work will focus on:
Setting the agenda on housing, via our work on green-belt reform, advocacy on the findings of our GLA land fund report and finding better ways for the public and private sector to deliver more homes in London;
Land-use planning, monitoring emerging policies and engaging in the processes that run alongside the new London plan, Westminster plan and national planning reform;
Reimagining London’s high streets, creating a manifesto of critical asks for reform, which can be achieved through changes to planning and licensing policy;
Commercial property as a driver for growth, with two events programmes, one focused on large-scale regeneration and the other on trends impacting the London market.