MOPAC/MPS residential portfolio (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3196
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How will you ensure that the decision taken by the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to reduce the size of their residential portfolios does not conflict with wider Mayoral objectives, including those to increase the number of affordable homes across London and prevent homelessness?

Answer

Answer for MOPAC/MPS residential portfolio (2)

Answer for MOPAC/MPS residential portfolio (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The disposal of the MOPAC estate is positively contributing to increasing housing by releasing surplus operational non-residential sites to housing development. Since January 2012 around 700 residential units have been created in sites vacated by the MPS, of which more than half (384) come from building sales in 2013/14.

Where the property is occupied it is either occupied by police officers or people are on short term leases/tenancies, therefore disposal should have no negative impact on wider Mayoral objectives.