GLA affordable housing delivery (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-02-22
Session date: 
February 22, 2016
Reference: 
2016/0585
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Given the GLA is now forecasting only 5,172 affordable housing completions in 2015/16, do you regret delivering the lowest number of affordable homes built in London in a single year since Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) reporting began in the early 1990s?

Answer

Answer for GLA affordable housing delivery (1)

Answer for GLA affordable housing delivery (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am proud that DCLG statistics show that in 2014/15 there were 18,270 affordable housing completions in London, the highest since equivalent records began in 1991 and almost certainly the most affordable housing completed in any year in London since 1981. I await the outturn for 2015/16 with interest.

I am on track to successfully achieve my pledge of delivering 100,000 low cost homes over my two terms as Mayor.