Audit of public sector land

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3616
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Given LDA is to carry out an audit of under-used land on which to build affordable housing, does the Mayor think there is scope for further audits of other public sector bodies to identify land that could be used to create new homes? And should these public sector bodies include central Government departments, NHS London and other organisations not under the Mayor's direction but could have the potential to help solve London's housing shortage?

Answer

Answer for Audit of public sector land

Answer for Audit of public sector land

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes, there is scope to do more with public sector land in London, the majority of which is outside the responsibility of the GLA - owned by national government and its agencies and local government. I will take a lead with land in the GLA group, but expect all pubic sector landholders to seek to play a full part in using their assets to help deliver the homes London needs.