London Housing Strategy 2003:goals

MQT on 2003-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2003
Question By: 
Mike Tuffrey
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Why does the London Housing strategy 2003 set a minimum supply target of only 23,000 pa, when all reliable estimates show that the level of need is at least 30,00pa? Now that the London Plan examination in public panel has recommended a higher supply target of 30,000, will the London Housing Strategy be revised?



Answer for London Housing Strategy 2003:goals

Answer for London Housing Strategy 2003:goals

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I welcome the fact that the London Housing Strategy incorporates targets in my draft London Plan of a minimum supply of 23,000 new homes per annum, including at least 10,000 affordable homes. I am still taking advice on the examination in Public Panel's recommendations and hope to publish the final plan in December. GLA officers are already beginning the process of rolling forward the London Housing Strategy for next year. The London Housing Strategy 2004 will incorporate new evidence coming forward from the GLA studies, as well as the implications of major Government studies of housing supply, such as the Treasury's Barker Review on housing supply and affordability. .