The Barnet Labour Group held the sixth evidence session on Thursday 8 July. Top of the bill was Nicholas Boys Smith of the social enterprise Create Streets supporting street based low rise housing (that all evidence suggests British people strongly prefer to high rise). We are huge fans of Create Streets and are happy that our suggestion to invite them to the Commission was taken up by Barnet Labour. At the end of a long session, which unusually ran over, there were still a number of questions that there weren't time to be answered.
Apologies for the poor acoustics. Below is an audio enhanced HD video of Mr Boys Smith session...
...and the full event below as usual.
The next evidence session of the Barnet Labour Group Housing Commission takes place next Wednesday 8 July 7pm-10pm at the Park Road Youth & Community Centre, West Hendon NW4 3QB. The Commissioners will be hearing evidence from
- Nicholas Boys Smith, Founder of Create Streets – a non-partisan social enterprise and independent research institute focusing on the built environment,
- Maggie Rafalowicz, Associate Director at Campbell Tickell – a leading consultancy in the housing, social care, regeneration and charity sectors
Tom Copley AM who has been campaigning on housing issues including standards in the private rented sector, affordable housing and Right To Buy.