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Cratus in conversation with London Deputy Mayor Jules Pipe

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We recently broadcast our first webinar for Autumn 2020 – Cratus in conversation with London Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills Jules Pipe CBE.

Hosted by Cratus CEO, Nick Kilby, the webinar also featured an expert panel comprising:

  • Geeta Nanda OBE, CEO at Metropolitan Thames Valley and Vice Chair at G15
  • Joanna Rowelle, Director of Integrated City Planning at ARUP
  • Steve Curran, Leader at LB Hounslow
  • Oliver Knight, Head of Residential Development Research at Knight Frank

With London’s economic landscape likely to have changed forever due to Covid-19, our panel discussed the impact on housing, business, and London life as we know it. To inform the debate, Oliver Knight from Knight Frank provided key trend analysis which highlighted the general resilience of the housing sector.

The panel also explored the pressures on development in the region and the growing trend of developers shunning the city due to unaffordable CIL payments and insufficient infrastructure.

The frustrations facing Housing Associations formed a key part of the webinar, with Geeta Nanda OBE highlighting the impact of fire safety remedial works – specifically where it is trapping leaseholders unable to sell or remortgage their properties.

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