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Next big thing

Damian White
Damian White
Leader, Havering Council
Challenges ● December 20, 2019

Historically we have suffered from not having significant numbers of large housebuilders or housing associations that operate within the borough. We have had relatively few.

The council stopped building housing at the end of the ‘80s, beginning of the ‘90s. Since then housing associations have been viewed as the answer, but we have had relatively few housing association schemes built. We’ve always been viewed as a little bit on the periphery of London, not particularly attractive.

That’s starting to change, with Crossrail, with land prices being increased. But our challenge is trying to market Havering. To be ho...

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