How is it possible that despite the huge construction boom in London, the city is still failing to provide the housing it needs? Much of this failure can be attributed to the way in which professionals have appeared to abuse their privileged role in the planning system to further the profits of their clients. In […]
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Today I am launching OurCity.London a new column on the investigative journalism crowd funding site byline. Do check out this introductory video, and if you want to support the column please check out my page on the byline site.
Yesterday, the chair of the GLA Planning Committee, Nicky Gavron, wrote to Mayor Boris Johnson to ask him to set out a new policy on how developers negotiate with planning authorities over building affordable housing. The full text of the letter is here. The move comes after a short inquiry into the issue. The Committee […]