Entries by Jonathan Manns

Affordability is the real problem

The new draft London Plan will be published at the end of this month and will envisage the construction of tens of thousands more new homes across the capital. The Mayor’s ambition for new home building is expected to be way above the current annual target of 42,000 at 64,935. To some extent, it is […]

House Me London!

Housing has risen up the agenda in recent years to become the most significant issue for those living in the capital. Londoners of all generations now expect the housing situation for future generations to worsen. Once the cost of housing is taken into account, 27% of Londoners live in poverty. The majority of these 1.2 […]

Come round for Open House

For anyone who is passionate about property, architecture and design, the Open House London weekend provides a fantastic opportunity to explore buildings which are rarely accessible. An annual favourite, the event takes place this weekend (September 17-18) and gives access to more than 750 buildings; encompassing an eclectic mix that includes 10 Downing Street, The […]

Up, up – but not quite away

There’s been talks of development for two of London’s Airports for over a year now – and there’s finally some news…just not what we expect to hear. If you’ll forgive the pun, the profile of London City Airport (LCA) often flies ‘under the radar’ in comparison to Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted. However, it has now […]

Making plans for London’s new mayor

While frontrunners Zac Goldsmith and Sadiq Khan trade the final blows before next week’s vote, housing has become the central issue for the London mayoral candidates. The duo’s different political standpoints are reflected in their stances on development in London and particularly around housing. However, at the Greater London Authority, the team tasked with delivering […]