Peter Rogers will head up task force examing social housing in the capital

London Mayor, Boris Johnson has appointed a new task force to address the capital’s housing needs following the cuts announced in last month’s comprehensive spending review.

The group will be chaired by Sir Peter Rogers, chief executive of the London Development Agency, and will focus on securing major regeneration schemes and attracting institutional investors.

Johnson said: “We all accept that we need to pull our belts in during these difficult times but it is essential we keep delivering homes in London, where supply is so desperately short and demand so high. I want to make sure we are doing all we can to make the best use of the capital’s valuable land assets, so that all Londoners can have a decent home.”

The full list of those on the housing task force panel:

  • Sir Peter Rogers, LDA (chair)
  • Peter Bishop, LDA
  • Richard Blakeway, GLA
  • Sir Steve Bullock, London Councils
  • Richard Capie, Chartered Institute of Housing
  • Leon Clifton, Chaco
  • Nigel Hugill, Urban and Civic
  • Nick Jopling, Grainger
  • David Lunts, HCA
  • David Montague, London & Quadrant
  • Richard Parker, Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Kevin Ramsden, Rothschilds
  • Nick Salisbury, Barclays