Housing Estates

MQT on 2006-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2006
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How will you ensure that the fears of the IPPR that new housing estates "could become sink estates of the future" are not realised?


Answer for Housing Estates

Answer for Housing Estates

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In order to create new communities that are strong, inclusive and sustainable, I will use my new powers to prepare and publish a statutory Housing Strategy for London that focuses not only on delivering new housing but also on ensuring that homes and neighbourhoods are well designed to meet the needs of existing and future generations. I will also ensure that my housing strategy is fully integrated with my other social, economic and environmental strategies to ensure that we create sustainable communities. These include strategies for economic development, transport and infrastructure, climate change, energy and the environment, anti-social behaviour, skills, health inequalities, equalities, children and young people, and older people.