Nicholas is the founding Director of Create Streets, a social enterprise encouraging the creation of more urban homes in conventional, terraced streets rather than complex multi-storey buildings due to streets’ greater correlation with good social outcomes and long term value appreciation. Create Streets has already had three policy victories including the creation of a £150m fund in the 2014 Budget. Nicholas has spoken widely on Create Streets’ findings including to the GLA Planning Committee, the Ideas for London Salon, the Urban Design Group and Oxford University as well as advising a range of developers, investors and charities. Nicholas was previously a director at Lloyds Banking Group and was educated at Cambridge University.
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