Productivity Plan 2

MQT on 2015-10-21
Session date: 
October 21, 2015
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Do you agree that with 260,000 planning permissions, the Government's focus on securing additional planning permissions is the wrong approach, and should instead be focused on bringing forward house building?


Answer for Productivity Plan 2

Answer for Productivity Plan 2

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Government has acknowledged that translating the existing pipeline of planning permissions into completions is an important challenge in meeting housing need.

I believe that a balanced approach is required - the planning process must continue to bring forward additional housing capacity and all stakeholders involved in housing delivery must work together to address barriers to this. I am working with government and others to identify how it can be done most effectively.