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pil logo 2012-190Society members are invited to the forthcoming meeting of the London Planning and Development Forum on Tuesday 6th December 2.30-5.30pm at Colliers International, 50 George Street W1U 7DY.

If you would like to attend, please contact the Secretary, Drummond Robson on robplan@btconnect.com.

Discussion topics include:

  1. Heathrow Infrastructure Plans. We have invited representatives of some key organisations involved to consider the infrastructure implications for the third London Airport. Simon Earles, Planning Policy Director from BAA Heathrow Airport Limited has agreed to give a short presentation. Michael Schabas Rail expert from First Class Partnerships and Dan Lewis of IoD will also be joining us to lead the discussion. Representatives from TfL, Network Rail, a Legal Representative and have also been invited to consider the implications.
  2. The Mayor’s draft Affordable Housing Strategy SPG has just been published. Riette Oosthuizen of HTA will speak about it.
  3. Green Belt Swaps have recently become current again with decisions on Birmingham’s local plan adoption to include a new sustainable urban extension near Sutton Coldfield justified because Birmingham is “full up”. In the Prime Minister’s constituency of Windsor and Maidenhead 3,000 dwellings are proposed.

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london-society-paper-3-1The London Society’s latest White Paper – “Re/Shaping London:Unlocking Sustainable Growth in West London and Beyond” sets out a radical agenda for change across England. It includes proposals for a new ‘Green Web’ to be introduced to replace the ‘Green Belt’. Exploring the scope for change in the west of the capital, suggesting that a West London ‘Green Web’ could alone accommodate 100,000 new homes (equivalent to four new towns!) and includes demands for a new Garden City at Northolt Airport, new suburban railway and suburban densification.

The report is available to read online or to download below.

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cubwvinweaeuatkOn the 20th October, the London Society launches its new White Paper, Re/Shaping London written by Jonathan Manns and Dr Nicholas Falk.

Join us for the launch (published in connection with the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for London’s Planning and Built Environment). As well as the presentation by the Paper’s authors, there will be discussion from Colin Wilson (Senior Manager, GLA), Max Farrell (Farrells & West London Business’ Commission for the Built Environment) and Rupa Huq (MP for Ealing Central and Acton). You can register here for tickets.

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sadiq-khan-takes-first-mayor-question-time-e47runxgcs7lOrganised by London Planning Analyst, with Planning in London Magazine, and hosted by Colliers International, 50 George Street, London W1U 7GA.

London has a new mayor. Brexit is looming. Two factors that have an enormous impact on politics and policies in the capital. London Planning Analyst’s inaugral conference will focus on the strategic opportunities new Mayor Sadiq Khan should seize, and our speakers will argue for policy changes to deliver the homes and work spaces we need. A day-long conference for investors, developers, housebuilders, consultants, designers, planners, politicians and anyone interested in London’s future, focusing on the two main land uses in London – homes and workspace. The conference will include:

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London Society members can read each issue of Planning in London magazine for free. The July issue can be read online below, or you can download the pdf here.

Planning in London is the journal of the London Planning & Development Forum.

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London Society members are invited to the next meeting of the London Planning and Development Forum to be held at UCL in room LG01, Central House, 14 Upper Woburn Place WC1H 0NN on Wednesday 14 September from 1430 to 1730.

Among the topics for discussion are: Londoners’ own plan for London with the Just Space network of community organisations. The discussion will be introduced by Michael Edwards of UCL, with Richard Lee, Co-ordinator of Just Space and Duncan Bowie of the University of Westminster; and Productive Planning introduced by Marc Vlessing, CEO of Pocket Living.

If you would like to attend please contact the Secretary, Drummond Robson robplan@btconnect.com, 0778 732 6019.

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Thursday, 23 June, 6:30 – 8:30
Altered Estates: how to reconcile competing interests in estate regeneration
Roberts and Sykes’ definition of regeneration cites the quest for ‘lasting improvements’ of neighbourhoods that have failed to attract investment on their own account.  We reflect on the political nature of this question as there are a range of possible motivations for seeking change.  When it comes to estate regeneration in particular, we have seen quiet a variety, including the elimination of poverty (Cameron), the rescue of forgotten communities (Blair), and the supply of new homes (Adonis, Heseltine et al).

 

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Peter Murray

Peter Murray, Chairman of The London Society

When Edwin Lutyens, Raymond Unwin, Aston Webb, Beresford Pite, Frank Brangwyn et al started The London Society in 1912, planning as we know it was in its infancy. The meetings and events held at the time highlighted key issues about the future of the capital – housing, roads, railways, the channel tunnel, bridges and even airports. All issues high on the agenda today.

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