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The next big prize

Chris Lee
Chris Lee
Director of environment and regeneration, Merton Council
Challenges ● March 9, 2020

We face four key challenges, probably. The economy is the first challenge, because we’re probably due another recession and the viability of the scale of development we’re talking about in Morden will require a buoyant economy and developers willing to deliver the affordable housing.

To meet housing targets probably requires a change in government policy: rather than developers having to fund the affordable, we need some more money in the system to allow that.

It’s going to require significant behaviour change and some capacity in the system to deliver the new types of construction needed. We’re not going to go ...

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