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Thursday 19th October

How do we go about measuring viability on housing schemes and do developers have the upper hand in the assessment?

In August 2017 the mayor of London released the final version of his Affordable Housing and Viability Supplementary Planning Guidance. Its approach is to "make the planning system clearer, quicker, and more consistent" and to "increase the amount of affordable housing coming through the planning system, and accelerate delivery for those who deliver more".
Come and join us as our expert panel discusses:
  • How do we define affordability and viability?
  • What information and assumptions should be included in a viability assessment?
  • How does Build to Rent differ to traditional build for sale in assessing viability?
  • Is there enough transparency?
  • Is there enough incentive to provide low-cost housing?
  • Is this a London or nationwide problem?


Mark Green 
Airey Miller

Mark has over 17 years’ experience of working in the residential and regeneration sector, five years of which was spent working in housing departments facilitating and delivering affordable housing for local authorities in the South East including EHDC.


Over the past ten years Mark has operated in the private sector working with a range of local authority, developer and contractor clients delivering residential, mixed-use and regeneration schemes on a consultancy basis.


Mark is adept at providing development management advice and operating financial modelling and viability advice and has completed a number of lead client roles using bespoke financial models to create viable and fundable developments options.


Mark is currently testing viability and modelling business plan proposals in support of several London Boroughs who are pursuing the formation of their own housing companies.

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James Brierley 
Gerald Eve
James is a Partner in Planning and Development, specialising in development consultancy. James is experienced in delivering viable solutions for complex development and regeneration projects. He has supported several major development opportunities through the planning process both in London and nationally and has a strong understanding of the impact of the local markets.
James' work ensures delivery of development through viability assessment and S106 agreement advice; be it advice in regard to feasibility assessments, masterplans/regeneration, planning applications; or viability responses to planning policies.
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