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Southwark Land Commission

The new Southwark Land Commission will explore how more land in the borough can be used for the benefit of all.

The Southwark Land Commission will consider current land use across Southwark and look for more potential opportunities. Future uses could include quality green space, food growing, active travel, community wealth building, and genuinely affordable housing. This is an innovative approach that has proved successful elsewhere.

Representatives from across Southwark have been invited to join Southwark Land Commission and help shape recommendations for improvements. The aim is to help change how we all think about land use in the city for evermore.

The first meeting of Southwark Land Commission was on Tuesday 28 February 2023. More details about the work of the Commission will be shared after the board meets.

Setting up a Land Commission was agreed in September 2022 as a commitment in the Council Delivery Plan, the organisation’s business plan, 2022-26.

Southwark Council has appointed three local organisations to support and help manage the work of the Land Commission. The team is formed of PRD, supported by We Made That and PMV Planning.

Members of Southwark Land Commission

The Southwark Land Commission will be chaired by Dr Miatta Fahnbulleh, Chief Executive of the New Economics Foundation.

Other members of the Commission include:

  • Shade Abdul, Director Deft. Space, Associate Lecturer, BA Architecture, Central Saint Martins
  • Professor Mark Brearley, Professor of Urbanism at London Metropolitan University and proprietor of Kaymet
  • Chris Brown, Executive Chair and Founder, Igloo Regeneration
  • Peter Elliot, Head of Property Development, Transport for London
  • Cllr James McAsh, Cabinet Member for the Climate Emergency and Sustainable Development
  • Dreaon McDonald Simms, Leader Southwark Youth Parliament
  • Dr Anna Minton, Reader, Department of Architecture & Visual Arts, School of Architecture Computing and Engineering (ACE), University of East London
  • Prof. Dame Henrietta L. Moore, Founder and Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity and the Chair in Culture Philosophy and Design at University College London (UCL)
  • Akwesi Osei, Transport Planner at Possible
  • Janine Rowe, Southwark Planning Network
  • Jonathan Sedgwick, Archdeacon of Southwark in the Diocese of Southwark
  • Anood Al-Samerai, Chief Executive, Community Southwark 
  • Dolly Oladini, C40 Cities' Senior Manager for Air Quality, and a Trustee for Parks for London

Page last updated: 14 March 2023

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