Homes

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-03-14
Session date: 
March 14, 2012
Reference: 
2012/1005
Question By: 
Mike Tuffrey
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Why have you not done more to ensure enough homes are built for London's growing population?

Answer

Answer for Homes

Answer for Homes

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In my London Plan, I have set an ambitious target for an average of 32,250 new homes a year. The 171,000 homes with planning permission in the development pipeline in 2010/11 are sufficient to meet this target: 53% of these are now under construction, compared with only 42% of the 173,000 homes in the pipeline I inherited in 2007/08. And, despite extremely challenging economic circumstances, I will deliver over 50,000 affordable homes, a record for a Mayoral term.