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About nickygavron

Former Deputy Mayor of London. London Assembly Member, Chair of Planning Committee, and GLA Labour Spokesperson for Planning. NPF Member.

New funding announced to promote precision manufactured homes for London

Following recommendations set out in my report (Designed, sealed, delivered), the Mayor approves funding for a project to promote precision manufactured homes (PMH) The project will provide manufactured housing design guidance and shows the Mayor’s commitment to the modernisation of … Continue reading

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Government’s national planning proposals and their impact on delivering homes for London (MQT, 22 March 2018)

At the 22 March 2018 questions to the Mayor of London, I asked Sadiq Khan about Government proposals to revise the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and their impact on delivering the homes that London needs. Here is the response … Continue reading

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Building regulations post-Grenfell

The London Assembly Housing Committee recently met to investigate the issues for social housing post-Grenfell. There, I asked whether strategic changes are needed in the quality, design and standards for future homes. It has been a long-held concern of mine … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes look at the first Mayor’s Question Time (MQT) of 2018

A welcome look behind the scenes at the first Mayor’s Question Time of 2018. As part of our role as Assembly Members we hold the Mayor and representatives of other bodies to account. One of the ways we achieve this is at Mayor’s Question Time (MQT). At the 18 … Continue reading

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Mayor of London wants London to become a leader in offsite manufacturing

At Mayor’s Question Time on 14th September, I raised the issue of off site manufacturing with the Mayor, who said he was very keen to encourage offsite manufacturing in London and sees London as a future leader in the sector. … Continue reading

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Light industrial workspace under threat

My 13th July 2017 question urged the Mayor to ask the Government to revisit their rule change that could see London lose vast swathes of light industrial workspace At the London Assembly’s 13th July Mayor’s Question Time I urged the … Continue reading

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The London Assembly unanimously agrees a motion on the London attacks at an extraordinary meeting earlier today.

The London Assembly today condemned the attack in London Bridge and Borough during an emergency meeting at City Hall. A motion, agreed unanimously, said that London grows stronger in its resolve to stay united and that the capital will continue to enjoy … Continue reading

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