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Belgrave hosts annual briefing with James Murray

Belgrave hosts annual briefing with James Murray

Last week Belgrave, along with Turley, hosted a breakfast briefing at The Ivy with James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development. The purpose of the briefing was to explore how the new administration at City Hall is developing housing policies to get London building homes. 

In attendance was a group of London’s most esteemed developers and property professionals, including representatives from Berkeley Homes, Mount Anvil and Quintain.

The Deputy Mayor provided his uniquely placed insight into the three fundamental pillars of development. These being;

  • Land
  • Funding
  • Planning

Some of the key themes that were explored were as follows;

  • Increasing the delivery of housing in a variety of tenures is necessary to give housing to those who need it whilst simultaneously giving developers the certainty they need to build.
  • The release of surplus public sector land is fundamental for the delivery of new homes – Indeed TFL is in the process of releasing land for these purposes.
  • London needs more funding from central government and more funding must be provided for different types of housing products and tenures.

Attendees had the opportunity to put their questions to the deputy mayor which tended to center around the upcoming Housing SPG and any potential 35% affordable housing provisions.

Our next breakfast seminar with Turley will be on January 26th with Cllr Robert Davis, Westminster City Council. If you are interested in attending then please contact Ezgi Sumen on or 0203 870 1435