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Leo Pollak
Leo Pollak
Cabinet member for housing
Watershed ● November 16, 2020

I want to build as many really good council homes as possible. I think: "How is this going to play out in 30 to 40 years?" In Southwark there is a glorious tradition of land assembly and council housebuilding that sits alongside an inglorious tradition where housing was not built to last more than one or two generations.

Being constrained in terms of land, money and delivery capacity I take pride when we're able to unlock a new dimesnsion of housebuilding: the work we've done with faith groups, community groups, certainly the rooftop programme. (Also watch "Seven Frontiers of Council Housebuilding" here.)


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