Affordable Housing Investment

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Of the 200 largest strategic sites for development of housing described by your housing advisor almost a year ago at the 2nd December 2008 Planning and Housing Committee, can you please provide a progress report on these sites which answers the following questions: - How many sites have received money from the HCA London housing budget, which you direct? - Can you please name these sites? - Of the sites that have received funding how many units will be produced for social rent / intermediate / market? - On how many sites has work started? - On how many sites has work been completed? - How many sites that have received money are not currently under construction?


Answer for Affordable Housing Investment

Answer for Affordable Housing Investment

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Since this meeting I have published my London Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment and Housing Capacity Study 2009. In its Appendix 1 ( you will find a full listing of sites (by address and borough) with planning permission or allocated for housing in borough development plans. The top 200 sites to which my Housing Advisor referred are those sites with an approved planning permission and on which more than 150 homes will be built.

This listing also shows the phasing for each site. The definition of these phases is on page 24 of the Study. All Phase 1 sites have implemented planning permissions.

Sites where all the homes have already been built out are not included within this Study nor were they included in my Housing Advisor's list of 200 sites. This information can be found on my London Development Database (

Each quarter Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) publishes a quarterly Investment Statement together with a list of sites receiving an allocation, and this can be found at ( These only show the affordable housing tenure breakdown. Information about the full tenure breakdown of each site can also be found on my London Development Database.

HCA London pays over its funding in two tranches - at start on site and upon practical completion - so sites not currently under construction will not have received funding.