London’s resi crisis: build ‘up before out’

18 December 2015 – by Roland Brass

London will become the first city in western Europe to have a population of 10m by 2035 and key to creating a sustainable long-term growth strategy is to maximise all potential sources of land supply

The housing crisis across the UK is ongoing, and the property shortage in London is steadily increasing. With the capital’s population set to reach 10m people in the next 20 years, demand is unlikely to ease.

While this issue may be most prominent in London, population growth will have an impact on all of our cities, towns and villages. The Office of National Statistics expects an increase of 4.4m people over the next decade, rising to 69m by 2024.

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