Housing Zones

MQT on 2016-02-22
Session date: 
February 22, 2016
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


With regards to the in principle decision taken by the Housing Investment Group in December to transfer £200 million of funding away from the 2015/18 affordable homes programme and into longer-term spending on Housing Zones, will the Mayor guarantee that this will result in a higher number of affordable housing units being delivered than would be the case under the previous spending plan? Please explain the answer.


Answer for Housing Zones

Answer for Housing Zones

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I believe that allocating additional funding to Housing Zones, thus increasing housing supply of all tenures, will maximise the delivery of affordable housing. Similarly, given the nature of the interventions I am funding through the Housing Zones programme, not only will the programme unlock similar levels of affordable housing supply, but will bring many other benefits, like new infrastructure and community facilities that would never have been delivered otherwise.