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Can you have growth that is universally good for everyone, given that most growth in London will have some impact on someone no matter what the design and intentions. Will sub-urban intensification be welcomed by those who like living in suburban rather than urban conditions. Is it possible to get universal support for estate regeneration programmes. Is it right that estate regeneration programmes take so long to deliver so that whole generations of younger people have to grow up in poor conditions?
Will the Mayors commitment to greater consultation speed up the process of rehousing those in need?
In the absence of the London Plan density matrix as a starting point and an increased emphasis on design review, who arbitrates on the “good” in growth and what legitimises that arbitration. Who judges the judges and who appoints them.
Is the planning and regeneration system operated by the middle classes for the middle classes?
Dave Hill chairs what is bound to be a lively and hotly contested panel discussion between Cllr Clare Coghill (Waltham Forest), Tim Gledstone (Squire & Partners), Lisa Taylor (Future of London) and Colin Wilson (Southwark).
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