Following an eight-month action learning programme involving 6 events and 300+ participants, Future of London launched its hotly-tipped Foundations for Community-led Housing report to a packed house on 3 December. Here we share launch highlights from speakers including keynote Rokhsana Fiaz, Mayor of Newham.
London’s intensifying needs, budget constraints and charged public mood are driving increasingly defined requirements for social value within the procurement process. Seven years on from the Social Value Act, there’s significant variance in the approaches to and strength of uptake, with authorities in the Midlands and the North leading the … Read more
Our latest Spotlight is a guest post from Poplar HARCA’s Nicola Rushton. Inspired by the suffragette centenary, Nicola started Women East in Stroudley Walk, Bow, where Sylvia Pankhurst gave her first speech on the back of a cart. November 2018 marked the centenary of female suffrage, 100 years since the … Read more
While the process of developing community-led homes is far from simple, there is more support available now – to groups, local authorities and development partners – than ever before. At the penultimate event of Future of London’s Foundations for Community-Led Housing series, we took the opportunity to hear from the … Read more
Community-led housing is on the rise. The last year has seen the establishment of Community-led Homes London and the launch of a £38million GLA funding prospectus to support delivery. In June, London CLT were announced as the successful bidder on two TfL Small Sites and LB Croydon are inviting local … Read more
Picking up on two of the big issues discussed at 24 April’s event, Drilling into land and planning for community led housing, this Spotlight clarifies the policy framework supporting “Less than best consideration”, and suggests a method of valuation which seems uniquely appropriate for community-led development. As the Co-operative Councils … Read more
One of the most significant challenges for community-led housing (CLH) development is access to land. In the long-term, an approach for securing private sites will be needed, but the conversation today is all about using public land. It’s often suggested that local authorities can support groups by making sites available … Read more
In a climate of stretched resources and mounting concern that the housing market is broken and failing to deliver for citizens, the concept of co-production is gaining traction. The idea is simple: to achieve better outcomes, citizens should have a meaningful role in the design and delivery of the homes … Read more