The Bartlett School of Planning


"Londoners 'priced out' of housing market": Peter Rees speaks to BBC News

30 May 2014

Peter Rees

The Bartlett School of Planning's Professor Peter Rees has spoken to BBC London political editor Tim Donovan about high-rise residential developments like the St George Wharf Tower in Vauxhall and their impact on the London skyline and housing market.

In a report for BBC News, Professor Rees argues that Londoners are being priced out of the housing market by "homogenised international architecture" designed primarily to provide investment opportunities for overseas investors, and calls for the mayor of London to impose height restrictions on housing developments and insist on measures to create stronger communities within them.

Watch the video here.