Bedspaces in the 2011-15 housing programme

MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Your consultation housing strategy issued in December 2011 pledged to 'measure the supply of new affordable homes by bedspaces as well as units'. How many bedspaces will be delivered through the 2011-15 housing programme? Please break the figures down by tenure, i.e. social rent, affordable rent and First Steps.


Answer for Bedspaces in the 2011-15 housing programme

Answer for Bedspaces in the 2011-15 housing programme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In 2011-12 and 2012-13 combined there were 85,424 affordable housing bed-spaces completed through GLA-funded programmes. The detailed breakdown of remaining completions expected through to 2015 is not yet confirmed.

The combined completions totals for 2011-12 and 2012-13 for number of bedspaces (persons) are:

• 408 Affordable Rent units housing 1,351 persons, • 15,665 Social Rent units housing 61,504 persons, • 7,175 First Steps units (there were 8,214 in total, but due to the way that bedroom breakdowns are recorded 1,037 aren't captured in this response) housing 22,569 persons. • This means total of 23,248 units housing 85,424 persons during this period.

Bedroom breakdown and persons is not captured until schemes have started on site and therefore a forecast of this information is not available. This information is also subject to review at the point of completion.