Matching healthcare to housing developments

MQT on 2014-07-23
Session date: 
July 23, 2014
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


London is currently undergoing a huge population increase, with large essential housing developments planned or underway in many boroughs, at the same time as the NHS nationally and different segments within the NHS across London are reconfiguring a whole range of services both locally and regionally.  As all housing developments of 50 units or more in London are required to be referred to the GLA to ensure that they comply with the London Plan, how are you ensuring that new housing developments are matched with adequate provision of healthcare facilities?


Answer for Matching healthcare to housing developments

Answer for Matching healthcare to housing developments

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Co-ordination of development proposals and health services is mainly a task for the strategic plan-making process carried out by the boroughs rather than through individual applications.  Engagement with infrastructure providers underpins all Infrastructure Delivery Plans and I support this process with the draft Social Infrastructure SPG setting out methodologies, data sources and contacts useful in assessing demand for all of the main infrastructure types.  Furthermore the need for health infrastructure, particularly acute care, is far more closely linked with demographic factors such as age than it is with overall population numbers.