Affordable housing delivery

Meeting: 
MQT on 2008-11-12
Session date: 
November 12, 2008
Reference: 
2008/2410
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What proportion of the 50,000 affordable homes that you aim to deliver by April 2011 will be delivered through new-build?

Answer

Answer for Affordable housing delivery

Answer for Affordable housing delivery

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The final proportion will depend on the bids made by housing providers, the funding allocations made by the Homes and Communities Agency and what comes forward through the planning system over the next three years. Based on recent experience and analysis of the early allocations I would expect around three quarters to be delivered through new build. According to CLG, in the last three years, 72 per cent of affordable homes delivered in London were new build.