The New London Plan
Does it take us forward? Is it implementable?
EVENT SPEAKERS INCLUDE
Chief Executive Officer
David Sleath was appointed Chief Executive Officer of SEGRO in April 2011 having been Finance Director since 1 January 2006. Previously, he was Finance Director of Wagon plc, the international automotive engineering group, from 1999 to 2005. From 1982 to 1999 he worked for Arthur Andersen, latterly as a Partner and Head of Audit and Assurance for the Midlands. He is a board member and the immediate Past President of the British Property Federation.
Chairman and Chief Executive
Weston Homes plc
Bob Weston is Chairman and Chief Executive of Weston Homes Plc. He left Fairview New Homes to form the company in 1987 and has spent a lifetime in the housebuilding sector. From the first development, a four bedroom, detached house in Essex, Bob has developed Weston Homes into a company which now delivers over 800 homes a year across the South East. Bob is a regular commentator on issues shaping housebuilding in the UK and has been working with government and policy-makers to effect change in the industry.
Partner and Head of Planning`
Hogan Lovells International LLP
Claire is a partner and Head of Planning at Hogan Lovells International LLP. She specialises in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious planning law. She has advised on a number of complex and high profile planning projects including Bishopsgate Goodsyard and key sites within Nine Elms and in the London Docklands. Claire also has experience of advising on infrastructure projects and on energy and waste projects in particular. Claire is listed as a "Leading Individual" in both Legal 500 and Chambers UK and has been described in the latter as "calm yet keen, an excellent negotiator and a lawyer who really fights her client's corner". She recently featured in Planning Magazine's 2016 poll of the most influential women in the UK planning system. She was also one of only 6 solicitors listed in Planning Magazine's "Power 100", a poll of the most influential people in the planning industry. She is also a member of the BPF's Planning Committee and the Oxford Joint Planning Law Conference Committee.
Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills
Greater London Authority
Jules Pipe is the Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills. He is working on key priorities for the Mayor, including: major regeneration projects across the capital, providing young people and adults with the skills they need for their careers, ensuring London’s infrastructure needs are delivered to benefit all Londoners, and leading on revising the London Plan. Jules has unrivalled knowledge of London government, becoming the first directly elected mayor of Hackney in 2002 and serving as Chair of London Councils from June 2010 to July 2016.
Sir Steve Bullock
London Borough of Lewisham
Sir Steve Bullock was elected as Lewisham’s first directly-elected mayor in 2002. He was elected for a fourth term in May 2014. He serves as Deputy Leader of the Labour Group at the Local Government Association (LGA) and is Chair of the Commercial Board. He was elected to the London Councils’ executive in June 2010 and leads on Housing.
Mayor Sir Steve’s local government career started in policy in the then Greater London Council (GLC). In 1982 he was elected on to Lewisham Council, where he served as Leader for five years between 1988 and 1993. He also ran a local Community Health Council and later became non-executive director and then Chair of Lewisham Hospital NHS Trust.
Sir Steve's services to local government were recognised with a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in June 2007.
By the time we sit down for our Dorchester Full English the consultation process on the ‘New London Plan’ will be complete! So where are we? and What is in store? What does the strategic plan do to retain London’s position as a global city.
The plan is heavily weighted towards increasing housing supply, and the Mayor [unsurprisingly] has an ambitious plan to build more than 66,000 homes per annum for the next 10 years, quite a challenge when presently the output is around half of this figure.
So, what does all this mean to London and to the property and housebuilding sectors?
The plan also recognises the need for ‘protecting industrial land’ and the importance of ‘Central Activity Zones’ as fundamental to growing London’s economy, with references to intensification and increased densities! But there is also of course opposition to the expansion at Heathrow.
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7.30am - Registration and Pre-breakfast coffee & networking
7.50am - Guests seated and Full English plated breakfast served
Speaker panel session
Q&A's from the audience
9.30am - Formal proceedings end
Additional networking until 10.30am