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Mayor's tougher approach on affordable housing starts to bite

05 September 2017

The Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has rejected plans which would have lowered the proportion of affordable housing on a new development on the site of the former New Scotland Yard building, as his tougher approach to tackling the capital’s housing crisis starts to take effect. 

"The shortage of affordable homes is at the heart of the housing crisis in our city. This new scheme put forward for the former New Scotland Yard site is simply unacceptable: it fails to provide the maximum amount of affordable housing that could be delivered on this landmark site, and follows a previous application in which the affordable housing provision agreed by the previous Mayor was already appallingly low.

I’m doing all I can to tackle London’s housing crisis and by rejecting this application, I am sending a clear signal on the importance of building affordable homes."

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan

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