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Above the parapet

Neil Stubbings
Neil Stubbings
Director of regeneration
Challenges ● December 18, 2019

One of the key challenges we have is viability. Development is happening because land values are relatively low, but Havering is not somewhere you can build loads and loads of homes and get loads and loads of income because homes sell at high values. You have to work hard to get the designs to deliver the value for the land. It’s not a place for lazy architects to come. You’ve really got to work at it.

There are political challenges as well. The Greater London Authority is much more directive than it used to be. There is no doubt about that. And it really won’t work. Just like I have to understand the communities that we s...

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