The end of affordable rented housing in London?

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-10-21
Session date: 
October 21, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3164
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What impact will the Government's decision to scrap the requirement for developers to build affordable rented housing as part of their new developments have on the supply of affordable rented housing in London? What if any revisions do you plan to make to the affordable housing targets set in your Housing Strategy and London Plan in light of this announcement?

Answer

Answer for The end of affordable rented housing in London?

Answer for The end of affordable rented housing in London?

Answered By: 
The Mayor

It is too early in the development of the Starter Homes policy to determine how this will impact on planning obligations negotiations and so it is not possible yet to assess any potential impact on affordable housing supply. But it is not the case that the Government has scrapped the requirement for developers to build affordable rented housing.