Coming up next week at the London Assembly w/c 5 December

02 December 2016


Tuesday 6 December
Building smaller homes in London 
Housing Committee – 10:00am in The Chamber

The Housing Committee will discuss the pros and cons of building smaller homes in London to help with the housing crisis. The guests are:

  • Nick Cuff, Land Director, Pocket Living
  • Toby Lloyd, Head of Housing Development, Shelter
  • Adam Challis, Head of Residential Research, JLL
  • Julia Park, Interim Chair of RIBA’s Housing Group

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228

Wednesday 7 December
Q&A with the Minister for London  

Plenary – 10:00am in The Chamber

Assembly Members will question Gavin Barwell MP in his capacity as the Minister of State for Housing and Planning and as Minister for London. The Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development, James Murray, will also be questioned on strategic housing issues.

Following this, Assembly Members will submit motions on various topics.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228

Wednesday 7 December
OPDC and the future of regeneration funding  

Regeneration Committee – 2:30pm in Committee Room 5

The Regeneration Committee will receive a short update on the result of the Mayor’s Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation review (OPDC) from Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Executive Director – Development, Enterprise and Environment, Greater London Authority (GLA).

From 3pm (approx.) the Committee will discuss the Mayor’s regeneration funding programmes, priorities of the Mayor and the different ways of funding regeneration after Brexit. The guests are:

  • Debbie Jackson, Assistant Director - Regeneration, GLA
  • Alex Conway, European Programmes Director, GLA
  • Richard Simpson, Executive Director of Resources, LB Croydon

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067

Thursday 8 December
Transport to support an expanded Heathrow 

Transport Committee – 10:00am in The Chamber

The Transport Committee will discuss the transport implications of an expanded Heathrow Airport and the potential costs of improving access. The guests are:

  • Val Shawcross, Deputy Mayor for Transport
  • Alex Williams, Acting Managing Director of Planning, Transport for London
  • Paul Harwood, Director of Strategy & Planning (South), Network Rail
  • Chris Joyce, Head of Surface Access, Heathrow Airport


MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228

Thursday 8 December
Green spaces 
Environment Committee – 2:00pm in The Chamber

The Environment Committee will hold its first public meeting as part of its investigation into the management of London’s green spaces. The Committee will discuss governance and management models available to London’s green spaces. The guests are:

  • Anita Konrad, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Programmes, Groundwork London
  • Sue Morgan, CEO, The Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust
  • Robin Smale, Director, Vivid Economics
  • Victoria Bradford-Keegan, Project Manager, National Trust
  • Kitran Eastman, Strategic Lead Clean & Green, London Borough of Barnet
  • Simon Ingyon, Executive Director Parks and Leisure, Enable Leisure and Culture

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603


Notes to editors

For more information, please contact the media team on 020 7983 4283.  For out-of-hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officer.  Non-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.