New housing strategies from TfL at Future Cities Forum


(Above) Looking north from Thurloe Street by South Kensington station to V&A Museum

Tfl will be at our June forum to speak about its planning and housing developments in London. Rosanna Sterry is an experienced planner with TfL, working alongside London boroughs on planning applications to create new homes from often challenging sites around stations and tube lines.

Rosanna commented: 'To councils and local authorities the property development side of TfL can feel like a public / private hybrid. We are often trying to come up with a scheme which is borderline in viability terms, and it can be difficult for local authorities who may be used a level of detail in the 'pre-app' part of the process which we simply don't have time for. However, we are on track to have 10,000 new homes started by March 2021.'

Meanwhile, TfL has just launched its new vision to revitalise South Kensington Tube station, enhancing the historic surrounding space with new homes, shops and work spaces.