The dwindling confidence in the UK government can be seen as unattractive to global investors, in turn jeopardising the opportunity for cities to grow.
This means local leaders are becoming increasingly important in the battle to keep their cities on track. But in the case of Bristol, which has voted to remove the position of city mayor and return to being run by a committee of councillors, could this be a hazardous decision?
In this EG Cities Live podcast we will discuss what this means for the likes of Bristol’s Western Harbour development.
Podcast will be available 11 October.
Associate editor, EG
Cahill has almost 20 years’ experience in real estate and business journalism, covering a wide range of topics. She helps ensure EG delivers the best, most helpful, most accurate and, of course, most interesting content to EG’s readership across all platforms – print, online and audio.
Lambert is a director in the Bristol development team and the head of the UK mixed use development group. He provides advice across the residential and commercial sectors and, through his mixed use specialism, is a key part of Savills retail repurposing working group. In addition to leading agency disposals and acquisitions, he also provides development consultancy advice in the form of option appraisals and financial viability.
Dr John Savage
Executive chairman, Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative
Savage is executive chairman of Bristol Chamber Commerce & Initiative. He is also the chair of the Western Harbour Advisory Group, and managing director of Business West. He stood as the metro mayor candidate in 2017 and as Labour’s candidate for Avon & Somerset police and crime commissioner election in 2012.
Councillor, Green Party
Townsend was elected as a Green Party councillor for the Southville ward in Bristol in May 2021. She has more than 25 years’ experience in the education sector as a teacher, school governor, and multi-academy trust chair, as well as being chair of Bristol’s School Forum – a statutory body that focuses on school funding and sector suitability at authority level. Townsend is a founding member of the charity Integrate UK, and was until recently a board trustee.
This EG webinar will explore:
- What are developers required to do under the Environment Act 2021 and when?
- How is biodiversity measured and whose responsibility is it to measure it?
- What are the options available to developers looking for BNG solutions?
- What are the risks of getting BNG wrong and who is liable?
- When should you start planning for BNG to ensure financial viability and delivery of your projects?
Join us for this webinar on Monday, 21 November at 10am.