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Ellie Evans speaks at RTPI London Mayoral Series

The ShardVolterra Partner, Ellie Evans, spoke at the final event in the RTPI London Mayoral Series. The event looked at the future of London’s economy, focusing on what further fiscal and planning powers would be beneficial for a Mayor to have, in order for the Capital to deliver on its challenging growth targets. Ellie outlined the scale of employment and housing growth that the capital is predicted to need, and discussed the infrastructure and innovation necessary  in order to support this physical growth. Discussing the scale of the challenge on new homes – with London needing double its historic rates of new housing units to meet its targets – and the importance of delivering the social infrastructure required to enable this. Suggesting that TIFs should be used more, and that more taxes should be incorporated to pay back loans needed for infrastructure investment. Ellie also talked about the possibility for the PRS to provide more of London’s future housing growth. Click HERE to see slides from the presentation given by Ellie. You can find a write up of the event HERE.

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