Impact of the Housing and Planning Bill (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-03-16
Session date: 
March 16, 2016
Reference: 
2016/0971
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

As the Housing and Planning Bill nears the final stages of the legislative process, what is your assessment of the impact of the Bill on London's social rented housing stock, particularly following the government's announcement that housing associations will be able to replace rented homes with other tenures such as shared ownership and starter homes as and when they are sold through the extension of the Right to Buy scheme?

Answer

Answer for Impact of the Housing and Planning Bill (1)

Answer for Impact of the Housing and Planning Bill (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I support the aim of the Bill to increase housing supply and home ownership while providing a wide range of housing options for Londoners.

I have not made a final assessment of the impact of the Bill on London's social rented stock as its detailed provisions have yet to be finalised.