More than 30,000 new homes (2)

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


Please clarify what estimates of housing capacity on GLA sites you used in your press release of 3 November, given that your answer to MQ 2139/2009 stated that 'The LDA has previously provided long-term capacity estimates of up to 32,000 homes on its land. This estimate is being reassessed in the light of the economic climate and its impact on development proposals.'


Answer for More than 30,000 new homes (2)

Answer for More than 30,000 new homes (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My estimate of more than 30,000 new homes was based upon a recently revised estimate from the London Development Agency (October 2009), and the TfL figure given in my answer to your MQT 2139/2009 (circa 5,000 homes). No allowance was made for developing homes on land owned by the Metropolitan Police Authority or London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority.