Southwark Land Commission to explore opportunities for public good
03 February 2023
We’re working with Southwark Council to convene the Southwark Land Commission, the first commission of its kind in London. We’re bringing together a panel of experts, community groups and major landowners to work together to free up more of Southwark's land for the benefit of local people.
Local representatives will bring their insight, expertise and experience to shape the future of land use for the borough as members of the first ever Southwark Land Commission. The Southwark Land Commission will be chaired by Dr Miatta Fahnbulleh, Chief Executive of the New Economics Foundation and supported by 12 other members of the commission.
We’ll look at how power to shape land can be radically devolved to the communities who use it.”
The Council’s Delivery Plan for 2022-26 ‘Fairer, Greener, Safer’, is a bold and cross-cutting plan of action which will ensure that every aspect of council activity delivers against these core values and the local priorities that define what that means for each of these. Within the Plan, the council has committed to deliver a Land Commission, to identify how more land in Southwark can be freed up for public good, including quality green space, food growing, active travel and genuinely affordable housing, working with major landowners including the NHS, Transport for London, the Port of London Authority, Dulwich Estate and local faith organisations.