8 November 2017
Today’s EG London Development Summit took place in the impressive surroundings of the British Museum.
The summit brought together industry leaders to discuss the major issues for our sector: planning for the future in uncertain times, environmental sustainability, London’s housing crisis, attracting investment, opportunity areas for regeneration, industry collaboration, transport infrastructure and the Mayor’s new London Plan.
WPA Board members spoke on the Summit’s various discussion panels. When discussing the future of London development, WPA Chair James Cooksey raised many issues set out in our Manifesto for Growth Post Brexit including UK collaboration, affordable housing, Westminster City Council’s TIF bid and investing in vital transport infrastructure such as Crossrail 2.
Other WPA panel speakers included Dominic Grace from Savills, who discussed the residential market in London. Olivia Harris from Dolphin Living talked about intermediate housing in Westminster and building homes for working Londoners. Grosvenor’s Craig McWilliam discussed the role of transport hubs as major opportunities in the future development of the capital.
The conference ended with a keynote presentation by Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor of London for Planning, Regeneration & Skills on the Mayor’s emerging new London Plan – the draft of which will be published on 29 November 2017.