Smith & Williamson has sponsored the CLA Surrey Housing Debate 2019; Housing in Surrey – How can we squeeze it in?
The debate, which took place on 18 September, discussed topics such as land value capture, the green belt, the size of development projects and areas of outstanding natural beauty. The pressing debate focussed on how we can meet needs and demands of housing in a geographically small and biodiversity-rich county. The discussion was chaired by Luke West, tax partner at Smith & Williamson, and the panel comprised Andrew Shirley (CLA), Sarah Jane Chimbwandira (Surrey Wildlife Trust), Tom Fyans (CPRE) and David Lock (David Lock Associates). The lively debate attracted the attendance of the Chairman of Surrey County Council, Tony Samuels, who also took part in the conversations along with many other members of the audience. You can download a copy which summarises the discussions here.
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