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Cllr Clare Coghill

Leader, Waltham Forest Council

Cllr Simon Miller

Cabinet member for economic growth and high streets, Waltham Forest Council

Stewart Murray

Strategic director economic growth and housing delivery, Waltham Forest Council

Cllr Martin Whelton

Cabinet member for regeneration, housing and transport, Merton Council

Ged Curran

Chief executive, Merton Council

Chris Lee

Director of environment and regeneration, Merton Council

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The Voice of Authority publishes webinars and interviews with top people from councils, presenting their ambitions, challenges and motivations and the influences on their approach to growth and regeneration.

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Latest Interviews


Deliver on expectations

It would mean that affordable housing is a more desirable thing to deliver for developers.

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Significant demand

Right in the middle of Covid we did an Instagram launch and personalised video tours. That scheme sold out in two weeks, and at the asking price.

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Missing a trick

To avoid that extra borrowing, to bring a project into a viable state so we can move forward with it, get the construction sites going again and help get the economy going, is really important for us.

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