Coming up next week at the London Assembly w/c 16/11/15

13 November 2015


Tuesday 17 November

Viability Assessments

Planning Committee – 10:00am in Committee Room 5

Are property developers’ profits large enough to help pay for more affordable homes?

Can councils attract and train the skilled staff required to check the facts?

And how can the Mayor encourage a better approach to viability to ensure more affordable homes are built?

The London Assembly Planning Committee will hear from the following:

  • Tony Mulhall, Associate Director, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Robert Fourt, Partner, Gerald Eve
  • Dr Sue Brownill, Reader in Urban Policy and Governance, Oxford Brookes University
  • Dr Bob Colenutt, Senior Lecturer, University of Northampton
  • Anthony Lee, Senior Director, BNP Paribas Real Estate (TBC)
  • John Wacher, Viability and Section 106 Manager, London Borough of Islington.

MEDIA CONTACT: Ash Singleton on 020 7983 5769


Wednesday 18 November

Mayor’s Question Time – 10:00am in the Chamber

Mayor Boris Johnson will face questions from Assembly Members.  Subjects include:

  • Increasing cycling in London
  • The impact of the junior doctors’ contract
  • Advertising on police patrol cars
  • The Paris Climate Change Summit

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228


Thursday 19 November

Draft GLA Budget 2016-17

Budget & Performance Committee – 10:00am in Committee Room 5

The Budget & Performance Committee will discuss the GLA’s draft spending proposals for 2016-17. The guests are:

  • Sir Edward Lister, Mayor’s Chief of Staff
  • Jeff Jacobs, Head of Paid Service and Executive Director (Communities and Intelligence)
  • Martin Clarke, Executive Director of Resources
  • Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Executive Director of Development, Enterprise and Environment
  • David Lunts, Executive Director of Housing and Land
  • Will Walden, Director of Communications and External Affairs

MEDIA CONTACT: Ash Singleton on 020 7983 5769


Thursday 19 November

Affordable Rent Model

Housing Committee – 2:00pm in Committee Room 5

The Housing Committee will investigate the impact of the Affordable Rent Model on housing associations and their tenants, as well as look at the factors affecting the future of the Model in London.  The guests are:

  • Neil Hadden, CEO, Genesis Housing Association
  • Brendan Sarsfield, CEO, Family Mosaic
  • Rosalind Stevens, Member of the Octavia Housing Board and Tenant of Octavia Housing, Octavia Housing
  • Mark Gayfer, Finance Director, Octavia Housing
  • David Lunts, Executive Director- Housing and Land, GLA

MEDIA CONTACT: Ash Singleton on 020 7983 5769


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.