How will Sadiq solve London’s housing problem?


At the Conservative Party Conference at the start of October, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid announced a package of measures and a £20bn Housing Budget for the next five years to speed up the delivery of housebuilding.

While the industry waits for the Government’s White Paper to give more detail, due out later this year, this NLA half-day conference will examine what these announcements might mean for housing delivery in London. Senior policy makers, developers, boroughs and their consultants will look at key themes in the new suite of measures including enabling small developers to do more, addressing custom build, unlocking public sector land, PRS, off-site manufacture, densifying town centres and releasing ‘land banks’ and discuss what can be done on these in the capital.

What new methods of housing delivery and development should we be considering and using to deliver the right kind of homes? What is the latest thinking on affordability and what has happened to Sadiq Khan’s ‘Homes for Londoners’ panel? What is being done on viability and how should this be managed in a post-Brexit environment where housebuilders and developers are potentially more risk-averse? 

Speakers include:

- James Murray, deputy mayor for housing and residential development 

- Philip Glanville, mayor of hackney 

- James Lidgate, head of housing at Legal & General capital

- Professor Christine Whitehead, emeritus professor of housing economics, LSE 

- David Montague, chief executive of L&Q and chair of G15 

- John Lewis, executive director of Thamesmead, Peabody 

- Marc Vlessing, CEO of Pocket 

- Nick Jopling, executive director of property at Grainger PLC 

- Paul Clark, director – development agency at Capita Real Estate

- Polly Damen, associate director at PRP 

- Richard Meier, partner at Argent 

- Ben Derbyshire, chair of HTA Design LLP 

- Dave Smith, external affairs manager for London at National Housing Federation 

- Cath Shaw, commissioning director, growth & development and interim deputy CEO of LB Barnet 

- Justin Carr, senior manager - London Land Commission, GLA 

- Melanie Leech, chief executive of BPF

- Peter Murray, chairman of NLA 

More speakers to be announced

Time: 9.00am - 1.00pm

Cost: £149 + VAT

For more information or to book, click here.