Social value in planning: Development as a force for good

The term ‘social value’ is one that is growing in prominence in the planning system. This cross-sector industry discussion explores lessons learned so far and how developers and planners can best approach social value to demonstrate development as a force for good.

Launch of the London First Housing Partnerships Publication

A London First publication in partnership with AECOM considers the delivery of homes through local authority and private sector collaboration. The briefing looked specifically at the Joint Venture model, and members heard from both London borough representatives and private developers on their view to such partnerships and the benefits of partnership working.

Briefing and discussion with TfL property development team

The first in a series of two briefings, this webinar focused on TfL’s significant residential development plans including its future pipeline; its approach to design; the importance of sustainability and how it engages with local communities, with a particular focus on a site in Ealing where they received resolution to grant planning permission earlier this year.

Who lives in Build to Rent?

This event saw the formal launch of the ​‘Who lives in Build-to-Rent’ report. This report provides an insight into who lives in Build-to-Rent homes in London using a sample of 10 developments from Grainger PLC, Be:here, Hayes (managed by Apo Group) and Get Living.