Castle Debate on Housing

  • Location: RICS, London
  • Date: 09/02/2016
  • Time: 09:00 - 11:30

Samantha Ferneley (Business Development - BLP Consult) and Kareenna Basra (Assistant Underwriter) will attend the Castle Debate on Housing entitled 'How to meet the need for more housing without environment damage'.

With the UK's population growing at more than 400,000 per annum and set to reach 73,700,000 by 2037 (ref: Office for National Statistics), our need for more housing and associated infrastructure (roads, schools, hospitals, employment etc.) is becoming acute. To accommodate these growing numbers the UK needs to build an additional 4,000,000 new homes by 2037, increasing our current housing stock from 26,500,000 to 30,500,000. Will the UK's natural environment be adequately protected against housing and infrastructure development? Will the new homes be affordable? Will the quality of life of millions of people be unduly affected by urban congestion, poor air quality and other environmental problems associated with over-development, especially in crowded areas of the country such as the SE of England, parts of the Midlands and the M62 corridor?


Stephen Skyes, Partner, Castle Debates
John Pugh-Smith, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers
Peter Sharratt, Visiting Professor, University of Westminster, Managing Director, Fhoras Ltd
Dr Paul Ellis, Innovation Director, GeoSmarT Information

Castle Debate on Housing


Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
12 Great George Street (Parliament Square)

To book a place on this debate, or for further information please visit the Castle Debates website. Attendance is free.

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