Segregated housing

MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I recently visited a successful 'pepper-potted' development built in Hackney in 2009. The residents there formed an association and have worked well to resolve issues of poor management and anti-social behaviour, making a success of a mixed community. Will you consider including additional guidance in the London Plan or supplementary guidance to encourage providers to support and work constructively with active tenants and residents groups to make a success of mixed communities?


Answer for Segregated housing

Answer for Segregated housing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The London Plan provides strong policies on design quality, mixed and balanced communities and designing out crime to address potential issues of anti-social behaviour and poor management. This is supported by detailed guidance in the Housing SPG to ensure the successful design and management of residential developments, particularly in relation to entrances, shared circulation spaces and communal areas.


Requirements for landlords to work actively with resident groups would be beyond the planning system as this is covered by separate legislation. I strongly encourage providers or management agents to support and engage effectively with tenants and resident groups.