Section 106

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-07-23
Session date: 
July 23, 2014
Reference: 
2014/2786
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Is it an acceptable use of the planning system to reduce section 106 obligations on developers to secure new build privately rented homes at the expense of affordable housing?

Answer

Answer for Section 106

Answer for Section 106

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The delivery of any housing scheme needs to be assessed for viability to understand the extent to which it can contribute to affordable housing provision as set out in policy 3.12 of my London Plan. Viability will vary considerably between locations and types of housing schemes. If you have a particular scheme in mind my Deputy Mayor would be happy to discuss it.