Yesterday the new Mayor, Sadiq Khan, made what he considered to be a major announcement to ‘speed up home building’. Part of the announcement is a new team of viability experts who will scrutinise viability assessments. Building greater expertise on viability assessments is essential to holding developers to account, but is this new team all it […]
Archives for August 2016
If planning authorities refuse to listen to the public can they really complain when faced with protest? The case of Lambeth and the campaign to #savebrixtonarches For years few have paid much attention to meetings of the Lambeth Planning Committee, but last week emotions boiled over. Protesters held up banners and threw glitter at councillors as […]
What could be a more iconic symbol of London than a black cab. I jumped into the back of one with the Gentleman Cabbie to talk about whats going wrong with London and how to fix it.