More than 30,000 new homes

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
Mike Tuffrey
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Your press release of 3 November stated that you have 'asked for an audit of land owned across the GLA family, including Transport for London, the London Development Agency and the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, to identify potential development sites'. Yet in your answer to my question this January you had said that 'The LDA has completed the assessment of the sites which it owns' [0080/2009], and in February that 'a comprehensive review of all land owned by the GLA's functional bodies' was in production [0332/2009]. Are you starting a new audit and if so what has been happening in the past 18 months to free up GLA family land for development?


Answer for More than 30,000 new homes

Answer for More than 30,000 new homes

Answered By: 
The Mayor

You are correct that I am starting a new audit of surplus and under-used sites owned by the GLA's Functional Bodies.

Since I was elected the construction of 1,182 homes on the LDA's St Andrews Hospital has commenced (January 2009), in September 2009 I agreed a revised masterplan for the construction of an additional 1,200 homes on the LDA's site within Royal Arsenal (increasing the number of homes to 3,700), and the HCA has budgeted £57 million as part of an initiative to bring empty properties back into use on land currently owned Transport for London at Bounds Green.