LSE London week in review - 21 Jan 2018
LSE London News:
On 11 January 2018, LSE London launched the final report of the third of three Knowledge Exchange and Impact projects aimed at fostering debate between academics, practitioners, and government. The report, entitled A sustainable increase in London’s housing supply? was authored by Kath Scanlon, Christine Whitehead, and Fanny Blanc; click here to access the full report. The series that spawned this project started in September 2014 when the scale of the housing problem, and its extreme nature in London, was only just beginning to be realised. Click here to view the full story.
- Christine Whitehead is in a panel of experts that will conduct an independent review to tackle barriers to building
The Gov has set up a panel of experts to try to understand why hundreds of thousands of homes haven’t been built, despite having planning permission. Click here to view the full story.
Rachael Rooney, Principal Strategic Planner at Greater London Authority, presented the Draft London Plan. The PPT presentation can be downloaded here. The focus of her presentation was on good growth policies. Click here to view the full story.
- Planning, value(s) and the market: An analytic for “What comes next?” – A paper on London boroughs fighting back on AirBnB and PDR
For 30 years planning has been attacked both rhetorically and materially in England as governments have sought to promote economic deregulation over land use planning. Our paper examines two new moments of planning deregulation. Click here to view the full story.
Other housing news:
- ‘Stamp duty cut failing to boost housing market, says Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ – ITV Report
- ‘London Housing Woe Endures as Prices Drop to 2 1/2-Year Low’ -David Goodman, Bloomberg
- ‘Rogue landlords making millions out of housing benefits’ The Guardian, -Tom Wall
- ‘I am a data scientist trying to find a solution to the housing crisis. This time viz illustrates the problem: how prices (color) and transactions (size) have changed since 2006 in the South-East districts.’ – Reddit original content, user: ‘u/boredbuddha’
- ‘Securing Access To The Single Market Is Crucial To Fixing London’s Housing Crisis’ -James Murray, Huffington Post
- ‘Cost of living squeeze dents UK house price growth’ –Angela Monaghan, -The Guardian
- ‘London home sellers slash prices at biggest rate since financial crisis’ -David Milliken, Independent
- ‘London’s housing pipeline cracks as nearly half of new homes aren’t built’ -Property Wire