Planning Applications - Affordable Housing

MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


When a planning application comes to City Hall for you to consider alongside the policies set out in your London Plan, hypothetically, would you say that 10% is a reasonable proportion for affordable housing on an Inner-London site that has over 1,400 residential units? Why/why not?


Answer for Planning Applications - Affordable Housing

Answer for Planning Applications - Affordable Housing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

On any planning application, I expect that the maximum reasonable amount of affordable housing is delivered.  This is determined on a scheme by scheme basis, taking into account the specific circumstances of a site, the economic viability of development, the available public subsidy, together with other development costs and infrastructure contributions required