Land Commission

Research was commissioned to understand what factors are affecting the West Midlands' land supply.

What?

What?

The aim of the Land Commission was to identify measures that could help provide more developable land for housing and employment so that the levels of growth in the Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) could be met. 

Why?

Why?

The SEP anticipates some 500,000 new jobs will be created by the year 2030. To accommodate this growth it has been estimated that land for some 50,000 new houses will need to be identified.

How?

How?

The final report recommended six key areas of action and four overarching principles which can be seen by clicking the link below. 

 

 

 

Reports

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Paul Marcuse

Paul Marcuse

Paul Marcuse is a senior figure in the real estate industry with some 30 years’ experience.  Paul was previously Head of Global Real Estate at UBS Global Asset Management, and prior to that he was Chief Executive of AXA Real Estate.

Paul now has a portfolio of non-executive roles which includes chairing the Management Board of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and acting as senior advisor to a number of real estate investment management businesses.

In recent years, Paul has been a trustee of the Urban Land Institute and a member of the University of Cambridge Land Economy Advisory Board.

Bill Oliver

Bill Oliver

Bill Oliver is the retiring Chief Executive of one of the UK’s leading regeneration specialists, St. Modwen Properties Plc.

He has extensive experience of developing in the West Midlands and over 30 years’ experience in the property industry, having worked for residential and commercial development companies such as Alfred McAlpine, Barratt and The Rutland Group.

He was a Finance Director of Dwyer Estates plc from 1994 to 2000 and joined St. Modwen in 2000 under the same post before being appointed as Managing Director in 2003 and Chief Executive in 2004.  

Bill is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has also been appointed as a non-executive Director of Safestore Holdings Plc with effect from 1st November 2016.

Bridget Rosewell

Bridget Rosewell

Bridget Rosewell OBE, MA, MPhil, FICE is a prominent UK economist with a track record in advising public and private sector clients on key strategic issues.

She is a founder and Senior Adviser of Volterra Partner and a non-executive director of Network Rail and of Atom Bank. She was Chief Economic Adviser to the Greater London Authority from 2002 to 2012.

She has been a member of several Commissions looking at the future of public services, cities, infrastructure and local finance.

Bruce Mann

Bruce Mann

Bruce Mann is the Executive Director of the Cabinet Office’s Government Property Unit.  

He is responsible for driving efficient utilisation of the government’s land and property portfolio, releasing surplus or under-utilised estate for more productive use.  In that role, he has led the Strategic Land and Property review, the results of which were announced at Budget 2014 and is overseeing the development and implementation of a new commercially-driven approach to land and property asset management across the estate, as announced in the Budget 2015.

Bruce is also a member of CIPFA.

Jerome Frost

Jerome Frost

Jerome Frost OBE is Arup’s Global Planning Director and leader of Consulting in the UK, Middle East and Africa.

As the former Head of Design and Regeneration for the Olympic Delivery Authority (London 2012), he is a recognised expert in planning for delivery. He specialises in economic development, urban regeneration and masterplanning.

Prior to this, Jerome served as Head of the National Consultancy Unit for English Partnerships - a national centre of expertise for regeneration and development, including the Advisory Team for Large Applications (ATLAS), a specialist service aimed at mitigating the issues delaying major planning applications across England.

Metro Dynamics

Metro Dynamics has been appointed as strategic advisor and secretariat to the Commission.