3 July, 2017
7:30 am - 8:45 am

Cllr Nickie Aiken, Leader, Westminster City Council

A new vision for housing delivery

Reform held a breakfast panel event at which the Leader of Westminster City Council, Councillor Nickie Aiken, set out her vision for housing delivery in the heart of London. Read the full speech here. This was followed by an expert panel discussion that explored the challenges and opportunities in tackling Britain’s housing crisis. Panelists were:

  • Cllr Nickie Aiken, Leader of Westminster City Council
  • Natalie Elphicke OBE, Chief Executive of The Housing & Finance Institute
  • James Cooksey, Chairman of the Westminster Property Association and Head of Central London for The Crown Estate
  • Olivia Harris, Chief Executive of Dolphin Living and member of the Westminster Property Association Housing Committee

Since taking up the leadership of the council in January, Cllr Aiken has pledged to bring a renewed focus on providing good quality and truly affordable housing, harnessing new ideas to drive forward increases in Westminster’s stock.

At a time when national and regional government are both setting out their cases for addressing the housing shortage, this event provided an opportunity for attendees to hear about the proactive approach being taken in Westminster. This event examined the tools available to councils to increase supply, the reforms required to give them the additional levers, and how Westminster in particular can maximise both.

This event was held in partnership with: