Affordable Housing

MQT on 2007-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2007
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


One of your key areas in Towards the Mayor's Housing Strategy is building the right homes in the right places, i.e. delivering a mix of homes. How do you equate this with your refusal of Hammersmith & Fulham's plan for the Prestolite factory site, given that this ward already has an above average number of social rented homes?


Answer for Affordable Housing

Answer for Affordable Housing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

According to 2001 Census the percentage of social housing in Askew Ward is 33.5% compared to LB Hammersmith and Fulham's borough average of 32.6%.I do not consider that this difference is significant nor warrants a waiver from my preferred London Plan requirement for a 70/30 tenure split between social and intermediate housing for the affordable housing element of new developments.