Tag Archives: Mayor of London

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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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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Boris’s Broken Promises #4: “Making our streets and homes safer with 1,000 more police on the beat”

It’s difficult for candidates to break their manifesto pledges before the actual election, but Boris Johnson’s apparent pledge to make London safer with “1,000 more police on the beat” manages that feat. In 2008 Johnson inherited a budget from Ken … Continue reading

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Three Years on, Mayor is Failing to Tackle Rough Sleeping

Three years ago this month, Boris Johnson pledged to end rough sleeping in London by 2012. Today, faced with a perfect storm of unemployment, funding cuts, welfare reform and housing market failure, even more people are sleeping rough on London’s … Continue reading

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Interview: ‘Housing crisis endangers London’s social fabric’

Last week I was interviewed by young journalist Ed Challis about London’s housing crisis, including the issues of soaring rents and welfare reform (pdf). You can listen to the interview by clicking on the links below. http://audioboo.fm/boos/652280 http://audioboo.fm/boos/652275-nicky-gavron-the-mayor-is-silent-on-london-s-housing-crisis

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Housing budget in a pickle

The coalition government has slashed London’s housing budget by 60 per cent, although you wouldn’t know it from the press release. Under the cover of giving new powers to City Hall, a budget of £3 billion has been spun to … Continue reading

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