New types of housing

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2016-06-08
Session date: 
June 8, 2016
Reference: 
2016/1845
Question By: 
Siân Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London) & Mike Brown MVO (Commissioner, Transport for London)

Question

In his manifesto, the Mayor wrote that "it is vital that we look at developing new forms of housing to meet the future needs of the capital, such as community land trusts, co-housing, and housing which allows older Londoners to downsize." Will you pilot some of these models on surplus TfL land?

Answer

Answer for New types of housing

Answer for New types of housing

Answered By: 
Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London) & Mike Brown MVO (Commissioner, Transport for London)

I have asked TfL to work closely with my housing and planning teams to look at the potential for new forms of housing. This includes looking at the potential for community land trusts, co-housing and homes suitable for downsizers.

TfL has a large number of potential smaller infill development sites and is considering how different delivery routes could be used on such sites.  I have asked TfL to bring forward plans for developing these sites.