Tuesday 27th November 2018
Wednesday 28th November 2018
As we touched upon recently, updates to the draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) should provide developers with more opportunity and freedom in developing existing brownfield sites, but there is little mention within the framework of openings for development on alternative plots. We examine the current opportunities for housing development in the UK right now.
Today, co-living has progressed into a social movement that focuses not just on the convenience that shared housing provides, but on a sense of community and collaboration. With the average rent in London having risen to £1884 per month and an increasing demand for housing, we examine the trends in co-living, as well as potential investment opportunities for developers.
Micro-living has become an appealing model of living for those young professionals who are otherwise unable to get on the property ladder. We examine the growth within the micro-living market over the last couple of years and how this may develop going forward.
LD Events actively supports 'The Passage' (www.passage.org.uk), which seeks to combat homelessness and its causes.
The Passage provides resources to encourage, inspire and challenge homeless people to transform their lives. The Victoria-based charity believes in a ‘hand up’ not a ‘hand out’, addressing root causes of someone becoming homeless in order to help them break the cycle for good. The Passage offers a wide range of services to help London’s homeless, such as operating London’s largest voluntary sector day centre, undertaking local street outreach work, managing a direct access hostel, facilitating access to health professionals and providing education/training. The Passage has a 3:1 volunteer to staff ratio, so approximately 90p in every £1 of funds generated goes directly to its services.