East London & the London Plan

Meeting: 
MQT on 2004-03-31
Session date: 
March 31, 2004
Reference: 
2004/0521
Question By: 
Roger Evans
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Among the strategic priorities outlined for East London is to `maximise the number of additional homes, including affordable housing, by exceeding the housing provision targets set out in this plan'. How will this be achieved and why has the extra housing implied by this statement not been automatically planned for?

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Answer

Answer for East London & the London Plan

Answer for East London & the London Plan

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The London Plan housing provision targets are based on the Housing Capacity Study completed in 2000. In east London, work on the development frameworks for the Opportunity Areas, and Zones of Change from the Communities Plan has indicated that higher number of homes could be achieved provided new infrastructure is put into place. The new housing capacity study is underway and will come forward with preliminary estimates by end of 2004. It is only through this formal process leading to a review of the London Plan that higher figures can become part of the formal development plan. .